|Series:||Star Trek: The Next Generation, No. 30|
|Published:||Paperback - May 1994|
From the back cover: When a Vulcan space probe reports that the Ferengi are advancing the people of the planet Megara from a primitive agricultural state to a sophisticated technological society, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Starship Enterprise are ordered to transport an unlikely passenger to the system, a ruthless twentieth-century businessman who is now a Federation ambassador.
The Ferengi have been changing Megaran culture, turning a hard working and honorable people into vicious xenophobic killers. But the Ferengi are only hired hands. They have hidden masters, with plans to use the Megaran people as a powerful weapon against the Federation.
Now Picard must find a way to use the talents of this new ambassador to free the Megarans. But the ambassador is hiding a deadly secret of his own -- a secret that could unleash an unstoppable destructive force on the Federation.
- Chulak • Wesley Crusher • Data • Ralph Offenhouse • Jean-Luc Picard • Alexander Rozhenko • Shrev • Singh • Deanna Troi • Verden • Worf
- Referenced only
- Marcus Aurelius • Cicero • Garth of Izar • Phillip Green • James T. Kirk • Napoléon Bonaparte • Christopher Pike • Khan Noonien Singh • Hikaru Sulu • Tebok
Starships and vehiclesEdit
Races and culturesEdit
- Betazoid • Cardassian • Ferengi • Human • Klingon • Megaran • Zhuik
- Referenced only
- Bajoran • Romulan
States and organizationsEdit
- android • antigrav boot • anti-intoxicant • Battle of the Sea of Japan • Cardassian War • Class J gas giant • cryonic suspension • Dixon Hill • Eugenics Wars • garbat • gagh • Klingonese • Missing Link 3: Vacation in Armageddon • neutrino • popcorn • Prime Directive • probe • prune juice • Rambo V
- Ralph Offenhouse first appeared in "The Neutral Zone".
- The Ferengi home world is called "Ferengal" in this novel, and is characterized as having a thin atmosphere (explaining the large Ferengi ear). Later canon would verify the name "Ferenginar", and a climate of heavy rain and swampy land conditions.
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