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A crisis for Captain Picard—or a case for Dixon Hill, private detective?A Hard Rain is a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel written by Dean Wesley Smith, released in March 2002.

DescriptionEdit

Captain Jean-Luc Picard has long enjoyed playing the part of Dixon Hill, a hard-boiled private eye straight out of American pulp fiction. His holographic excursions into 1940s San Francisco, a colorful world of gunplay and gangsters, provide a welcome diversion from his hefty responsibilities as a Starfleet captain.
But not this time.
The starship USS Enterprise has lost power and control, its own momentum carrying it ever deeper into a dangerous zone of warped space and time. And the only way out is hidden somewhere in the mean streets and back alleys of old 'Frisco. But so is a cold-blooded murderer…
Now Dixon Hill, alias Jean-Luc Picard, must get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that threatens the lives of everyone aboard the Enterprise!

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CharactersEdit

Harvey Upstairs BentonBeverly CrusherDataEvansJean-Luc PicardSpotWhelan
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Dixon Hill

Starships and vehiclesEdit

automobileUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class explorer)

LocationsEdit

USS Enterprise-E 
holodeck
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San Francisco (North America, Earth, Sol system)

Races and culturesEdit

androidhologramHuman

States and organizationsEdit

FederationStarfleetUnited States of America

Science and technologyEdit

energygunholodeckholographic programlifeformmatterspacestarstar systemstarshiptime

Ranks and titlesEdit

captainchief medical officercommandercommanding officerdoctorlieutenant commanderoperations managerprivate detectivesecond officer

Other referencesEdit

20th century24th centuryauriferiteCineramaclothingdeathFederation Starfleet ranksgovernmenthistoryhumanoidmovienation-stateplanetraces and culturesranktechnologytitlewaterweaponyear

ChronologyEdit

1940s 
The Dixon Hill stories are published, taking place contemporary to this modern era.
2377 
The Enterprise-E is imperiled.

AppendicesEdit

Related storiesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Progress
Pocket Next Adventure:
Shattered


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