'Imzadi' is a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond between lovers, and Triangle: Imazadi II is the untold story behind the tragic love that united two of the Enterprise crew: ship's counsellor Deanna Troi and the Klingon Commander Worf. At first glance they could not be more different. She is a calm and gentle empath, acutely sensitive to the needs and emotions of others. He is a fierce Klingon warrior, dedicated to a harsh and warlike code of honour. Brought together by their mutual care for Worf's son Alexander, they embark on an unexpected courtship, much to the surprise and discomfort of Deanna's former lover, Commander William Riker.
But does Worf's future truly lie with Deanna ... or on a distant outpost called Deep Space Nine? And who will Deanna ultimately choose to call 'Imazadi'?
Seven years after David's Imzadi comes this sequel that continues the anything-but-romantic triangle among three of the Enterprise's officers: the human-raised Klingon Worf, the counselor and empath Deanna Troi and First Officer William Riker. Complicating the situation are sundry wild variables: Troi and Riker are Imzadi (bonded at a psionic level); Worf has a son, Alexander, torn between human and Klingon ways; Deanna's inimitable Betazoid mother, Lwaxana Troi, disapproves of Worf's engagement to Deanna; and Riker's doppelganger, Tom Riker, shows up, apparently working with a formidable and ruthless Romulan spy. The novel suffers two basic problems: its reliance on the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe to provide readers with many of its referents, and its status as a sequel that doesn't stand completely intelligibly on its own. It certainly stands intelligently, however. David is a genuine and veteran master of the demanding art of the tie-in novel, and provides smart handling of Star Trek elements and a brisk story, enhanced by well-done action scenes and the ability to give the Star Trek universe a lived-in feel. Add to this insight into the characters, David's usual wit and a graceful handling of sexuality, and readers will end the book with great satisfaction if they are serious Trekkers and recognition of a notable talent at work if they are not.