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By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch & Dean Wesley Smith
Book #5 of 6
Many light years away from the safety of the Federation, the Starship
Enterprise stands guard over an alien world whose unique natural
resources could change the balance of power throughout the galaxy. The
ship's crucial assignment: to maintain a Federation presence on the planet
below, to defend the world's newly arrived inhabitants from hostile
aliens, and to fight a solitary battle against all who would claim the
planet's riches for their own.
Against all odds, Kirk and his crew have preserved the struggling
Federation colony on Belle Terre, but their heroic efforts may have been
in vain. In a last-ditch attempt to drive the entrenched settlers off their
new home, the alien Kauld have contaminated the planet's atmosphere
with a destructive biochemical agent that will soon render the entire world
inimical to human life. With only weeks to spare, Spock races to find a
scientific solution to their dire predicament, while Kirk takes the battle to
the enemy, determined to wrest the secret of their salvation from the very
forces out to destroy the future of this new Earth!
This novel is ok, but it's really getting to be too much.
The things that Kirk and the rest of the colonists have to go
through are on such a large scale that it's almost unbelievable.
I can't wait for this series to end!