On the cusp of their epic battle with Shinzon, many of Captain Jean-Luc Picard's long-time crew were heading for new assignments and new challenges. Among the changes were William Riker's promotion to captain and his new command, Riker's marriage to Counselor Deanna Troi, and Dr. Beverly Crusher's new career at Starfleet Medical. But the story of what set them on a path away from the Starship Enterprise™ has never been told.
The site of one of the Dominion War's fiercest battles, the Rashanar Sector now contains a vast interstellar graveyard littered with the lifeless hulks of hundreds of devastated starships. The explosive destruction of so many varied warp drives has severely distorted the space-time continuum in this region, resulting in dangerous unleashed energies and bizarre gravitational anomalies.
The Enterprise has been assigned to patrol the perimeter of the danger zone, while other vessels carry out the difficult and highly hazardous task of retrieving the bodies of the dead from the wrecked warships.
To some alien races, the former battleground is hallowed space. To others, including the rapacious Androssi, it is a scavenger's paradise, ripe for salvage. None expect this ship's graveyard to hold a deadly secret that will force the android Data to make a heart-wrenching decision about the path his life will take -- and that will endanger not only the Enterprise, but Picard's future in Starfleet.
Drags a little but still good
Each of the first 8 books seemed stretched to the point of being long winded. Other than that they were thoroughly enjoyable
A time to enjoy
I haven't read a book oh I guess about 3 hrs. But I saw this on a shelt at a book sale and got it for some reason. I have always been a star trekker . But I read the book in a little over a day. I had to find time to read it and enjoy reading and took me in to it. Wi was in the book thriving on the content of the book. I stayed in till I finished with the awful realization, these books are old. It's been out for quite awhile. Gotta get more.
There Are Good Things and Bad Things
The beginning section (and all the sections that feature Wes) are great. But the other sections seem sub-par. I would say that the author is very skilled in sewing together plot elements, but not so much when it comes to character dialogue and actions. The dialogue should match the character's speaking style from the show, but in this book, dialogue coming from Picard and Data is hit-or-miss. He seems to really nail Crusher, Riker, and Geordi though.