2288. The U.S.S Enterprise-A
is on a vital peacekeeping mission in a remote solar system
beyond the boundaries of the Federation, where two warring planets—Pavak
and Oyolo—are attempting to end years of bitter conflict. Crucial peace talks
are being conducted aboard the Enterprise, even as Starfleet weapons
inspectors oversee the disarmament process. Losses and atrocities on both
sides have left plenty of hard feelings behind, so Captain James T. Kirk
has his work cut out for him, even as he unexpectedly runs into a disturbing
figure from his past: Lenore Karidian.
Twenty years ago, the deadly daughter of Kodos the Executioner tried to
kill Kirk, but she has since been declared sane and rehabilitated. Kirk wants
to give her the benefit of the doubt and a second chance at life, but when
a mysterious assassination threatens the already fragile peace process, all
clues point toward Lenore – and the future of two worlds hangs in the balance.