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About the Author

James Swallow is a BAFTA-nominated author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Star Trek: The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice, and he remains the only British writer to have worked on a Star Trek television show. His fiction includes the Sundowners series of original steampunk westerns, the bestselling novelization of The Butterfly Effect, and stories from the worlds of 24, Doctor Who, Warhammer 40,000, and Stargate. His other credits feature scripts for videogames and audio, including Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Disney Infinity, Fable: The Journey, Battlestar Galactica, and Blake’s 7. He lives in London.
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Product Details

  • Series: Star Trek
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (November 26, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1476722226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1476722221
  • Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Clinton Illar on December 24, 2013
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After the first three books in the series, I had high expectations for this book and it did not disappoint. It delved into the political mess in the federation and gave some, but not, of the answers raised in the other books. It sets the stage for what we can hope will be a thrilling conclusion to the series.

I always find the Titan books to be hard to read, with all the exotic aliens in the crew being something of a distraction and many of the plots so far out that it is difficult to maintain interest. This book mostly avoided those pitfalls, focusing more on Riker, Vale, and Tuvok, as well as bringing in Nog. Akaar continues to be a great character as throughout the rest of this series, and the plot is superbly organized. I wish the final book were already out - it is going to be hard to wait a week and a day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Graganta on February 16, 2014
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I'm a Star Trek fan and I enjoy reading. I don't mind book "series", other then the fact when it takes a LONG time for them to come out. The release rate of this series, "The Fall" is a good speed/rate. You can read the book, re-read it and still have it in your mind when the next book comes out- you won't forget it.

As the starship on the cover shows, this is the USS Titan, under the command of Capt. William Thomas Riker. It took long enough for him to be put in the 'center seat', but the head of Starfleet, Admiral Leonard James Akaar (yes, he's named after Capt. James T Kirk and Dr. Leonard McCoy- go find the TOS series episode to under stand). had different ideas. In the last book of the series, Akaar needed a man he could trust.....(and left us hanging wondering who it was). This book, answers who that person was..... Will Riker! And this time, he wasn't able to decline the promotion.....take it or get out of Starfleet!!!!

(Also, the price of ordering via Amazon was less then the list price on the book...)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Richard on September 3, 2014
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The fourth book of "The Fall" miniseries, this story focuses on William Riker and the crew of the USS Titan. This book is set in the year 2385, about 6 years after Captain Riker began his adventures aboard Titan after the movie Star Trek: Nemesis.

Unlike the last couple books in this miniseries, this title works to bring all those previous plotlines together and provide a more singular focus. This is the books greatest strength as it gives everything a greater sense of purpose and urgency. It also marks the point where the heroes seems to stop reacting to the events around them and start acting to rectify the source of the problems.

The story focuses on Riker's efforts to investigate the strange dealings that have been happening within the Federation over the course of the last few books. Over the course of the story schemes and masterminds are revealed and the heroes begin taking steps to thwart them. The book, while not being strictly an action story manages to keep up a strong steady pace which some of the previous books in the series have lacked.

The only real flaws with the story are the endings seeming lack of short term consequences. Aside from resolving a couple hanging plot threads from a previous book, the status quo remains relatively unchanged. Despite the clashes the heroes and villains both come out relatively unscathed with the only outcome being that they both know they are enemies now. The books ending clearly paves the way for the next book in the series to resolve the miniseries.

With all that said, I found the book to be a breath of fresh air in an otherwise dull miniseries. This book seemed overcome the flaws of poor pacing that the previous books have suffered from. A very solid addition to an otherwise mediocre miniseries.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul L. on March 5, 2015
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The 4th book in the "Star Trek: The Fall" series, James Swallow's "The Poisoned Chalice" continues the stunning events in this series & this time does so via the crew of the Titan. In this installment, the Titan is recalled back to Earth where Riker is summarily promoted to admiral as he learns that all is not what it seems within the halls of Starfleet Command & with the assassination of President Bacco. In this capacity we learn a bit more about the concerns that Admiral Akaar has been having as Riker's digging leads to more & more questions. Tuvok is mysteriously summoned away to become part of a covert group of operatives known as Active Four whose goal is to catch those responsible for the assassination. This group does include a couple of familiar faces in Nog who has been summoned away from DS9 & the return of Tom Riker who has been MIA for a while. Their orders get complicated when it's learned that the Tzenkethi are not in fact responsible for the assassination, but rather the Cardassian group known as the True Way (something alluded to in "The Crimson Shadow"). A third plot line involves Christine Vale who is transferred to command of the USS Lionheart in order to investigate not only why Dax was arrested, but to also seek out Julian Bashir to hear his side of the story.

With the multiple plots & the puzzle pieces slowly falling into place, Swallow continues this series in a way that shows just how far one man would go to cover up a crime & how corrupt the office of the President of the Federation currently is. Each plot moves seamlessly across each other & the characters themselves continue to shine. The re-introduction of White Blue is a nice touch as is the return of Tom Riker whose role in the Tuvok storyline is commendable.
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