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Introduction (blurb)Edit

An investigation into a chroniton disturbance leads the da Vinci to a time-travelling Ferengi named Lant -- one who is going to the past in order to "speculate" and make a fortune. Now Commander Gomez, Lt. Commander Tev, Lt. Commander Corsi, and Cultural Specialist Abramowitz of the S.C.E. must follow Lant into the past in order to preserve the timelines -- and save the future.

But what they find may be more than they can handle, as one Tellarite male and three human females are not as welcome on the Ferenginar of fifteen years ago as they might think...


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Carol AbramowitzP8 BlueBruntNancy ConlonDomenica CorsiDantas FalcãoBart FaulwellDavid GoldSonya GomezSusan HaznedlLantElizabeth LenseLaura PoynterRhebAnthony ShabalalaSolomanFabian StevensMor glasch TevTrottaSongmin Wong
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Kieran DuffyIshkaKathryn JanewayUthlonicamZek


FerenginarLudugiaTower of Commerce
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CardassiaGalvan VIMcKinley StationSan FranciscoStarbase 9Starbase 92Starbase 410Tellar

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS da Vinci (Saber-class)
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USS BurbankUSS EnterpriseUSS VoyagerUSS Yeager

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

Ferengi AllianceFerengi Commerce AuthorityFerengi Futures ExchangeFrin's TavernsStarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersUnited Federation of Planets
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Pathfinder ProjectTemporal Investigations

Other referencesEdit

cabochonchronitonDivine TreasuryDominion WarFerengi Rules of AcquisitionGrand NagusGuardian of Foreverkanarlatinumoo-moxTemporal AccordTemporal Cold War


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eBooks The Belly of the BeastFatal ErrorHard CrashInterphaseCold FusionInvincibleThe Riddled PostHere There Be MonstersAmbushSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderCaveat EmptorPast LifeOathsFoundationsEnigma ShipWar StoriesWildfireHome FiresAge of UnreasonBalance of NatureBreakdownsAftermathIshtar RisingBuying TimeCollective HindsightThe DemonRing Around the SkyOrphansGrand DesignsFailsafeBitter MedicineSargasso SectorParadise InterruptedWhere Time Stands StillThe Art of the DealSpinCreative CouplingsSmall WorldMalefictorumLost TimeIdentity CrisisFables of the Prime DirectiveSecurityWoundsOut of the CocoonHonorBlackoutThe CleanupProgressThe Future BeginsEchoes of CoventryDistant Early Warning10 is Better Than 01Many SplendorsTurn the PageTroubleshootingThe LightThe Art of the ComebackSigns from HeavenGhostRemembrance of Things Past
Short stories "Field Expediency" • "An Easy Fast"
Omnibuses Have Tech, Will TravelMiracle WorkersSome Assembly RequiredNo SurrenderFoundationsWildfireBreakdownsAftermathGrand DesignsCreative CouplingsWoundsOut of the CocoonWhat's Past


published order
Previous eBook:
Ishtar Rising, Book 2
SCE eBooks Next eBook:
Collective Hindsight, Book One
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Ishtar Rising, Book 2
Pocket Next Adventure:
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2376.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in two other timeframes:
Previous Adventure:
The Hunted
Chapter 4, Section 1; Chapter 5; Chapter 6, Section 3
Next Adventure:
The High Ground
Previous Adventure:
Move Along Home
Chapter 6, Section 3 and Chapter 7, Section 2
Next Adventure:
The Nagus

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