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By: Kevin Ryan
Book #2 of 3
There are more than four hundred sagas aboard the Starship Enterprise,
one for each of the unique men and women serving under the command of
Capt. James T. Kirk. For years their personal adventures, their individual
struggles and successes, have gone largely untold . . . until now.
The U.S.S. Enterprise is patrolling the Klingon border when sensors detect
a massive power source on a planet supposedly populated only by a race of
primitive humanoids. Suspecting some sort of Klingon plot, Captain Kirk
decides to investigate the matter personally, beaming down to the planet
with Dr. McCoy and a team of security officers.
But Kirk is in more danger than he knows. Among the landing party is Lt.
Jon Anderson, a Klingon infiltrator on an undercover mission aboard the
Enterprise. Anderson does not know if the Empire is at work on the
unnamed planet, but if it is, then his duty demands that Kirk be
stopped - by all means necessary.
An entertaining second chapter in this series.
I do have a pet peeve that I need to mention, though.
I really dislike when authors decide to get "cute"
and use names of real people as character names.
For example: This story features Admiral Robert Justman.
Sound familiar? Robert Justman was the associate producer
on the original Star Trek series. Also mentioned are Admiral Jefferies
who's named after Matt Jefferies, production designer on TOS.
Another name used is science officer Okuda.
He was the scenic supervisor on TNG.
I can't stress enough how much this annoys me!
I understand that the reason these names are used
is to honor these people, but to me it just sounds cheezie.
I do have one more complaint:
I noticed a few spelling mistakes and a few times they
used the wrong name for Kell (Jon Anderson). They called
him Karel, which is his brother's name.
With all that said you're probably thinking I hated this novel
but that's not true, I actually enjoyed it, I just had to vent my
frustration with Pocket Books for their errors!
Ok, it's off to the third book in the series!