Synopses & Reviews
First contact becomes an interstellar incident when the Starship Enterprise(TM) responds to a distress call from an unknown ship and saves the life of a man left to die by his own people. Berlis, member of a telepathic species calling themselves the Isitri, claims not to know why those from his homeworld want him dead. Captain James T. Kirk wants to believe him, but the damage is done: the Enterprise can neither leave the stranger to die nor turn him over to those who would kill him.
Berlis seems harmless, but his people say he cannot live among them: his telepathy is so strong that their wills are subsumed to his. The same fear that compels the Isitri to seek the death of one of their own drives the neighboring Odib people toward genocide. For every time a troublesome mind dominates the Isitri, the Odib pay the price in their own blood.
With Spock becoming erratic under Berlis's influence, and the Isitri begging Kirk to allow them to destroy the man who threatens their existence, matters take a disastrous turn when Berlis makes his way back to Isitra...and an entire world falls to his whims.
A new six-part epic covering thirty years of Star Trek(R) history, continuing with an adventure that takes place during the lost years following the historic five-year mission
Book 3: SHADOWS OF THE INDIGNANT
As Admiral James T. Kirk adjusts to life at Starfleet Operations on Earth, he discovers some shipping irregularities centered around Mestiko. Authorized to go on a fact-finding tour to the planet, Kirk takes along his old friend Dr. McCoy, now a civilian old country doctor, to investigate.
What Kirk finds is a web of intrigue, complicated by his status as Dinpayav, an outsider. He must convince Raya elMora -- now a major player in the ad hoc world government of Mestiko in the years following the disaster -- to help him before Mestiko becomes the pawn of someone else's political game....
After answering a distress call, Captain James T. Kirk turns a first contact into a threat of interstellar war by saving the life of a man left to die by his own people. As complications arise, Kirk must either find a way to wrench billions from the grip of one man or be responsible for the destruction of two planets. Original.
A new "classic" story starring Kirk, Spock, and the crew of the Enterprise, coinciding with the premiere of the new Star Trek movie from director J.J. Abrams.
While exploring the unmapped frontier, the Starship Enterprise responds to a distress call from an unknown ship. Captain James T. Kirk turns first contact into a threat of interstellar war—by saving the life of a man his own people abandoned. Berlis, colony leader of a telepathic race calling themselves the Isitri, claims not to know why those from his homeworld want him dead. Now Kirk must either find a way to wrench billions from the grip of one man, or be responsible for the destruction of two planets.
About the Author
Dave Galanter has authored (or coauthored with collaborator Greg Brodeur) various Star Trek projects, including Voyager: Battle Lines, the Next Generation duology Maximum Warp, and The Original Series novel Troublesome Minds, as well as numerous works of short Star Trek fiction.