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This review is from: Section 31: Abyss (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) (Mass Market Paperback)
This book fits in as both #3 of the DS9 Relaunch series and the Section 31 quartet. It mainly focusses on Julian Bashir, everyone's favourite genetically-enhanced Section-31-battling doctor, and his significant other, the simultaneously cute, quirky and intelligent Ezri Dax. In my mind these are two of the most interesting characters in the DS9 universe, and getting a whole book about them is a lovely treat. Fans of DS9 who haven't read the Avatar books yet can happily skip through the parts featuring Ro, Taran'atar, et al, but for those who have, the subplots are fascinating too.
Dr Locken is the villain, a genetically enhanced being who has decided to follow in the ways of Khan and create a race of superhumans. Section 31 recruit Bashir to stop this man, but as usual, things are not quite that simple. The characterisation of both Bashir and Dax is excellent and true-to-the-series.
My favourite of the four Section 31 books (the only one I'd read again) and ideal for all DS9 fans.