The Taurus Reach is in turmoil in this fourth novel in the acclaimed Vanguard saga, based on Star Trek: The Original Series!
With tensions mounting between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Jetanien works frantically on Starbase Vanguard to halt the escalation toward war. Commodore Diego Reyes, the station's former commander, awaits trial for treason, while the shattered mind of his intelligence officer, T'Prynn, becomes the battlefield in a fight for her very life.
But even as matters deteriorate, the discoveries made in the Taurus Reach have captured the imagination of one of the Federation's most promising scientific minds: Dr. Carol Marcus believes she is close to solving a puzzle that will transform her life's work. Meanwhile, an unexpected defection brings a new perspective to the investigation, and Vanguard's Lieutenant Ming Xiong is confronted with an artifact that could be the key to decoding the Taurus Meta-Genome.
But with Operation Vanguard teetering between its greatest breakthrough and a conflict that could engulf two quadrants, its future may depend on the man Starfleet has selected to replace Reyes as base commander: Admiral Heihachiro Nogura.
Another excellent chapter in the vanguard series
The book deals with the consequences of actions taken in book 3, and takes some additional twists and turns along the way. I really like how the story weaves in events from the series and certain episodes have consequences to the Vanguard story. I also like the inclusion of trek characters from the later movies and the TV series, it makes the original series universe seem bigger than it was in the episodes. Can't wait to start book 5. Oh and be on the look out for a Buck Rogers In the 25th century reference in a later chapter of the book.
Excellent installment of the Vanguard series!