August 1997 Cover Image
- 328 Pages
- August 1997
- Pocket Books
Josepha Serman & Susan Shwartz
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
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 it won't be any time soon.