The U.S.S. Enterprise™ is assigned to the planet K'Trall -- a planet just coming out rom under the heel of barbarous suppression. When the planet's newly emerging freedom is threatened by a rouge ship attacking Federation shipping, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew put their lives on the line to protect K'Trall from the raids.
But the planet itself holds a deadly secret, one that could lead to a ressurgence of the despotic cruelty they have suffered for centuries. With time running out, Captain Picard must see his way past a maze of deadly deception, with billions of lives hanging in the balance.
Blaze of Glory
One of my favorite STAR TREK novels. Well plotted, with vivid characters, in particular the pirate, Blaze. It has always been a disappointment to me that Mr. Hawke has never chosen to show us another slice of this fascinating character's career.