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"THE YEARS ARE 2328-2346 To the Cardassians, it is a point of pride. To the Klingons, a matter of honor. But the eighteen-year cold war between these two empires -- euphemistically remembered in later years as the Betreka Nebula ""Incident"" -- creates a vortex of politics, diplomacy, and counterintelligence that will define an age, and shape the future. What begins as a discovery that would enable the Klingon Empire to reclaim a lost piece of its past becomes a prolonged struggle with the rapidly expanding Cardassian Union, which has claimed dominion over a region of space that the Klingons hold sacred. Enter the Federation, whose desire to preserve interstellar stability leads Ambassador Curzon Dax to broker a controversial and tenuous peace -- one that is not without opponents, including Lieutenant Elias Vaughn of Starfleet special ops. But there are wheels within wheels to the drama unfolding in the Betreka Nebula. Within the shadowy rooms of the Cardassian Obsidian Order, Klingon ImperialIntelligence, and even the Romulan Tal Shiar, secret scales are being balanced -- and for every gain made for the sake of peace, there will come
An eighteen-year cold war between the Klingon Empire and the rapidly expanding Cardassian Union becomes a vortex of politics, diplomacy, and counter-intelligence. The Federation attempts a dangerous diplomatic solution...but within the shadowy rooms of the adversarial intelligence agencies, secret scales are balanced, and for every gain made for the sake of peace there will come a loss.
To the Cardassians, it is a point of pride; to the Klingons, a matter of honour. But the 18-year cold war between these two empires creates a vortex of politics, diplomacy and counterintelligence that will define an age, and shape the future.
The never-before-told story of the Betraka Nebula "Incident"--the 18-year cold war between the Klingon Empire and the Cardassian Union--is revealed as the Federation attempts a dangerous diplomatic solution. Original.
About the Author
Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Boogie Knights, and the Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.