December 2003 Cover Image
With Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens
the explosive events of Star Trek Nemesis, the Romulan Star Empire is in
disarray, and Ambassador Spock attempts to render aid by launching a last-ditch
effort to reunify the Romulans with their distant forebears, the Vulcans.
But when Spock is publically assassinated at a peace rally, Starfleet and
the Federation are unable to search for the criminals responsible without
triggering an intergalactic war.
Thus, it falls to James T. Kirk, now retired, to investigate his beloved
friend's murder. Given clandestine assistance by Captain Will Riker of the
Starship Titan, and accompanied by his good friend Jean-Luc Picard, Kirk travels
to Romulus as a civilian, along with his five-year-old child, Joseph, the
cantankerous Doctor Leonard McCoy, retired Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott,
as well as several members of Picard's crew, still waiting to return to duty
on the badly damaged U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-E. But on Romulus' sister
world, Remus, Kirk unexpectedly encounters an alluring enemy from his past
as Picard and he discover that Spock's apparent murder hides an even deeper
mystery, literally reaching beyond the limits of the galaxy.
Trapped on a deadly, alien world on the eve of a Romulan civil war that
could plunge the galaxy into a civilization-ending conflict, Kirk's investigation
at last brings him to the heart of a staggering conspiracy. Now, he
discovers the true threat facing the Romulans, and is forced into the heartrendering
realization that for peace to prevail, he must sacrifice the freedom of his
son, whose very blood holds the secret to his startling destiny.
not as good as his previous novels,
this one is still a decent adventure.
It's a bit strange to see our beloved captain with a 5 year old son
to take care of but it's handled quite well. Kirk is a very protective
father but he still manages to get everyone (including his son)
into some dangerous situations.
I'm not a huge fan of the Romulans as they've been portrayed
in TNG up to present day, but you don't have to be a
Romulan fan to enjoy this story.
Plenty of drama and danger for any Trek fan to enjoy!