August 1997 Cover Image
- 328 Pages
Serman & Susan Shwartz
|Just over a year ago, Captain
James T. Kirk was lost to the Nexus while saving the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-B
from destruction. Aboard the science ship Intrepid II, Captain Spock,
commanding some of his old crewmates, must face the loss of his closest friend.
But while still in mourning for one friend, he must come to the aid of another.
Decades ago, as a teenager, Spock had teamed up with David Rabin, the young
son of a Starfleet captain, to fight an attempted coup on Vulcan that would
have turned the planet's people away from the path of logic.
Now a Starfleet officer, Captain David Rabin has been assigned to a harsh
desert world much like Vulcan, where the Federation is determined to protect
the lives of the inhabitants. But Rabin's efforts are being sabotaged
and he has asked for Spock's help against the unknown forces that may well
destroy the society he had come to save.
While reflecting on his youthful adventure with David Rabin - the adventure
that set him on the path to Starfleet - Spock joins with Rabin to face an
enemy out of their past and confront deadly Romulan treachery. In the
process Spock will decide if the path of his life now leads back toward the
family traditions he had once sought to escape.
Strange how some novels stick
in your mind and some don't.
I'm sorry to say the events in this story didn't stick.
Perhaps it's because this novel came out in the middle
of the William Shatner novels and I was so into that story.
I'm giving it a middle rating of 3 because I can't recall if
I liked it or not. I'll adjust the rating and post a proper
review after I've re-read it, although that won't be any time soon.