Ambassador Spock continues his mission to unify the Romulan and Vulcan peoples, but is captured by a Romulan spy. Starfleet dispatches its best ship, the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM 1701-D, and its most respected captain, Jean-Luc Picard, to secure the release of the ambassador. Ambassador McCoy, now over 140 years old, is also sent to assist in the negotiations. But the situation becomes further complicated when another of Spock's former shipmates, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott confiscates an out-of-service starship and effects his own daring rescue of his friend.
Very well written
I found that this book is very good. I really liked how they brought the crews of the Original Enterprise and the Enterprise D together to help save someone who had made several and interesting changings to the Federation's History. But I really like how they brought back the USS Yorktown, one of the orginial Constitution Class ships, and to show what an old ship may have its in bag, even though it was at least 100 years old. In additon, I really liked how the descriptions of the characters were doing and the battle scence. It always made me thinking oh what is going to happen next. But most of all it made think of how sad it was not see Captain James T. Kirk together with Spock, Bones (Mc Coy) and Scotty. But I couldn't believe that Scotty was still a Captain I though maybe being in retirement for 75 yrs they would of promoted him to Admiral vs. Bones who was an Admiral, and in charge of Starfleet Medical Headquarters in San Francisco. But also as Capt. Sulu put it "It was good to see Dr. Lenoard H. McCoy in action on last time". In addition, I didn't even know that Spock was still on Romulus doing the peace talks that he was working on in the epsiodes of Unification Parts I & II in ST:TNG.
But in all I would recommend this book because it brings back a lot of good memories from the old days of the Original Enterprise.
Jonathan Frakes does a great job of putting the reader on the front line. Though he has a distinctive voice, J. Frakes portrays each character with their own distinctive personality exceptionally well.
This is the best crossover (sorry, pun not intended) story that I've read. It combines characters from TNG and the original series in a manner that is anything but forced. It takes place onboard Picard's Enterprise-D just prior to the events in Generations. Spock, secretly on Romulus, is captured by the Romulan government along with several Unificationists, but the captors don't know they have him. Picard is sent to resolve things diplomatically, before they discover that they have the famous Vulcan, who is an enemy of the State for his efforts to unite the Romulans with their brethren, the Vulcans. Admiral McCoy is sent as he knows Spock better than anyone, what with their mindmeld back in the movie "The Search for Spock." Meanwhile, Scotty gets wind of the potential poweder keg and he goes on his own rescue mission for his former colleague.
Jonathon Frakes (Riker) does a fantastic job with the great material. I wish he'd record audiobooks on the Titan book series as well. Highly recommended.