The thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!
The Alpha Quadrant is mired in crisis. Within the United Federation of Planets, a terrorist strike on the shipyards of Mars has led to the shutdown of all relief efforts for millions of Romulans facing certain doom from an impending supernova. But when the USS Titan is drawn into a catastrophic incident on the Romulan-Federation border, Captain William Riker, his family, and his crew find themselves caught between the shocking secrets of an enigmatic alien species and the deadly agenda of a ruthless Tal Shiar operative. Forced into a wary alliance with a Romulan starship commander, Riker and the Titan crew must uncover the truth to stop a devastating attack—but one wrong move could plunge the entire sector into open conflict!
Great Picard story!
I really enjoyed this book. Mr. Swallow knows the characters, knows what they would say and do, and he obviously loves and respects the ST universe. The story reinforces the values and ethics that many ST fans hold dear, has great depth, action, and a satisfying conclusion! The book was a joy to read!
A good Star Trek: Picard novel.
This was a fine novel. It told an interesting story, and we got to know a character talked about in the Picard series but never actually seen. So why only 3 stars? I'm honestly not sure. I think part of the problem isn't the book's fault—there are certain conceits in the premise of Star Trek: Picard which leave me cold, even as I enjoy the show. I feel that in some ways, the Roddenberry vision of Star Trek, as I understood it, was compromised to make the show work. I realize it's not really fair to judge this book harshly because of problems inherent in its source material, and I'm honestly trying not to do so. But the book did leave me feeling a bit hollow, and that could be part of the reason. I also think it could have been much shorter. So many stories these days seem like they're being stretched to fill a page-, or episode-count, and this one is no exception.
Still, having said all of that, there's much to enjoy in this book. If you like Star Trek: Picard, and particularly if you like Riker and Troi, I highly recommend this novel. But then, if you like those things/characters, you've probably already read it!