From the Publisher
On a routine exploratory mission, the starship U.S.S. Hood
picks up a distress signal from a research expedition though lost long ago, the expedition of Dr. Roger Korby, one of the centuries' greatest scientific minds. Korby himself is dead, it seems, but his colleagues have made a most incredible discovery, a discovery they insist the Hood
's captain see for himself. Reluctantly, the captain agrees to beam down.
Meanwhile, the crew of the EnterpriseTM begins long-overdue shore leave on Tranquility Seven. James T. Kirk is looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation, until what seems like a bizarre case of mistaken identity plunges Kirk into a whirlpool of mayhem and murder, and puts an inhuman stranger with his memories and abilities in command of the Enterprise.
About the Author
Michael Jan Friedman
is the author of nearly sixty books of fiction and nonfiction, more than half of which bear the name Star Trek
or some variation thereof. Ten of his titles have appeared on the New York Times
bestseller list. He has also written for network and cable television, radio, and comic books, the Star Trek: Voyager®
episode "Resistance" prominent among his credits. On those rare occasions when he visits the real world, Friedman lives on Long Island with his wife and two sons.
He continues to advise readers that no matter how many Friedmans they know, the vast probability is that none of them are related to him.
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