An all-new novel set in the universe of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which tensions escalate between two powerful forces in interstellar space.
The Venette Convention has always remained independent, but it is about to become the flashpoint for a tense military standoff between the two power blocs now dominating interstellar space—the United Federation of Planets and the recently formed Typhon Pact.
The Venetan government turns to the Typhon Pact’s Tzenkethi Coalition for protection in the new order and has agreed to allow three of their supply bases for Tzenkethi use. But these bases—if militarized—would put Tzenkethi weapons unacceptably close to Federation, Cardassian, and Ferengi space.
While Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the U.S.S. Aventine are sent to investigate exactly what is happening at one of the Venette bases, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise are assigned to a diplomatic mission sent to the Venette homeworld in order to broker a mutually acceptable resolution.
But the Cardassian delegates don’t seem particularly keen on using diplomacy to resolve the situation, which soon spirals out of control toward all-out war...
Missing Pages in Chapter One
Chapter One is one page, the sentence doesn't end. Turn the page and it skips to Chapter Two. This needs to be fixed. How does one report these problems?
A great set up with a disappointing resolution. Great to see Ezri & the Aventine and Picard's Enterprise. Great to look deeper into the Tzenkethi. Fun to see the Federation once again teeter on the brink of war. But the story has a very weak ending that doesn't live up to the potential of the story. A real let down. A waste of my time and money.