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By: Greg Cox
Even centuries later, the final decades of the twentieth century are
still regarded as one of the darkest and most perilous chapters
in the history of humanity. Now, as an ancient and
forbidden technology tempts mankind once more,
Captain James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise must
probe deep into the secrets of the past,
to discover the true origins of the dreaded Eugenics Wars
and of perhaps the greatest foe he has ever faced.
Earth, late 20th-century... With increasing alarm extraterrestrial secret
agent Gary Seven has watched over the insidious intentions of the
Chrysalis Project, the international consortium of the world's top
scientists that has developed a new breed of genetically enhanced
humans. And one of their most promising young creations, Khan Noonien
Singh, is not willing to simply adjust the course of Earth's destiny here
and there -- for Khan's most fervent desire is nothing short of complete
This is the second novel in this series.
Roberta Lincoln and Gary Seven are back, although
Gary Seven has a much smaller roll this time around.
The story takes place during the turbulent 1990's
and involves Khan trying to get his fellow supermen
to join his cause and rule the world. But there's a problem:
Khan wants to be the leader and so do some of the others.
A large portion of the story involves Khan trying to get revenge on
one particular superman named Hunyadi who almost kills Khan.
It really doesn't advance the story much other than to show
how obsessed Khan can be.
Although not as good as volume 1 in the series,
this novel is a fine continuation to the story.