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Drastic Measures is the second original novel for the television series Discovery, written by Dayton Ward.

DescriptionEdit

It is 2246, ten years prior to the "Battle at the Binary Stars", and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the eight thousand people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony's governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.
While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It's hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they're too late—Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony’s besieged food stores and safeguarding the community’s long-term survival.
In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand "Kodos the Executioner"…

SummaryEdit

A fungal infection is destroying most of the food supply on Tarsus IV and concern has seen the planet's governor, Gisela Ribeiro, removed from office and replaced with Adrian Kodos, an obscure scientist who supposedly has experience of crisis management. He immediately orders a raid on the Starfleet outpost on the planet, killing two members of the personnel. Lieutenant Commander Lorca leads the survivors to the city where they witness a broadcast of Kodos' solution: Executing half the colony's population after luring them to a gathering with personal invites.

Lorca manages to get a message to the USS Narbonne, the first ship responding to the crisis, informing them of the situation. News of the Narbonne's imminent arrival turns opinion even further towards Kodos, who flees the city with a cadre of followers. Commander Georgiou leads the response team who begin work on combatting the infection and restoring order.

Lorca volunteers to lead the search for Kodos and locates Alexander Simmons, the colony's former head of security who disappeared in the aftermath. Simmons admits he was aware of Kodos' plan but tried to back out, prompting Kodos to try and kill him. He reveals Kodos had a hideaway in the mountains so Lorca leads a team to find it. Georgiou and the Narbonne crew foil an attempt by Kodos' followers to steal a transport. During a firefight in the tunnels, Lorca accidentally detonates a canister full of thermite grenades. A burned body found in the aftermath is identified as Kodos. Unknown to anyone however, Kodos swapped his medical records with that of his aide, Ian Galloway, and quietly leaves the planet once the crisis is over.

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CharactersEdit

USS Narbonne personnel
Amelia CardosoHaley CarrollRichard DohertyDralaxPhilippa GeorgiouJason GilerEnamori JennAurobindo KorrapatiNatalie LarsonReece O'BannonMelissa ParhamDmitri SpencerSergey Varazdinski
Starfleet personnel
Robert AprilDanby ConnorSaru
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Brett AndersonMichael BurnhamGeorge Samuel Kirk, Sr.Zachary MatuzasSarah Poole-AprilSpock
Outpost Tarsus IV personnel
Meizhen BaoTerri BridgesGabriel LorcaPiotr NolokovAasal Soltani
Tarsus IV residents
Kerry AbelaChristian ApodacaVanessa ChandraJacob ClancyNikolaus CohlerCushmanBrian DenhamDonovan EamesBalayna FerasiniHisayo FujimuraIan GallowayBenjamin IslipJames T. KirkWinona KirkAdrian KodosOdaka KuzekoThomas LeightonRavishankar MaharajEliana MoultonShannon MoultonFiona OkaforJoel PakaskiPearsonGisela RibeiroJoanna RobargeCharlynn SchmidtAlexander SimmonsSullivanWatson
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Imani EamesGeorge Samuel Kirk, Jr.Zachary MoultonMarkus Seidel
Other characters
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William Shakespeare

Starships and vehiclesEdit

atmospheric craftcargo transportUSS Enterprise (Constitution-class) • USS Narbonne (colony support vessel) • personnel carrierPhilomelaUSS Shenzhou (Walker-class) • shuttlecraftworkpod
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all-terrain vehicleUSS ArchimedesUSS Defiant (Constitution-class) • USS Gloucester (long-range patrol ship) • USS Helios (Drexler-class) • USS Intrepid (Constitution-class) • prison bargetransport

LocationsEdit

Alpha QuadrantStarbase 11Tarsus IV (Mount BonestellNew AnchorageNew Anchorage HospitalOutpost Tarsus IV/OT-4) • Tarsus IV Coastal VillageTarsus system
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Alpha CentauriArvada IIIBenecia (Benecia CitySentinel's Peak) • BetazedDenobulaEarth (BulgariaChennai, IndiaNew Zealand Penal Settlement, New ZealandSaudi Arabia) • Earth Outpost StationElba IIEpsilon Sorona (Epsilon Sorona II) • Federation-Klingon Neutral ZoneGarodon VKreemorian system (Kreemorian II) • MantillesMarsRomulan Neutral ZoneSol system

Races and culturesEdit

BetazoidDenobulanHuman (BrazilianBritishIndianPortugueseRussian) • Kelpien
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Andorian • Human (Spartan) • KlingonLirinOrionRomulanTellariteVulcan

States and organizationsEdit

StarfleetStarfleet Corps of EngineersTarsus IV Security ForceUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation Department of Colony SupportKlingon EmpireRomulan Star EmpireStarfleet AcademyStarfleet Command

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralagricultural scientistaideastronomercadetcaptainchief medical officerchief petty officercombat instructorcommandercommunications officercommunications specialistcomputer specialistcounselordirectorengineerengineering specialistensignexecutionerfield medicforensic pathologistforensic techniciangeneralgeologistgovernorguardhelmsmanhistorianinstructorjudgelawyerlieutenantlieutenant commanderlieutenant commandermaidmaintenance workermakeup assistantmechanicmedicmerchantmerchant captainnursenutritionistoperations manageroperations officerphysicianpirateplaywrightport masterrefugeescience specialistscientistsecurity chiefsecurity officersensor specialistsupervisortechniciantherapisttransporter officerwardenwatch commanderwatch officerwilderness survival instructor

Science and technologyEdit

adrenalineagricultureantipersonnel explosiveartificial gravitybatterybinocularsbiomatterbiometricsbiosensorbloodbone-knitterbrewing machinecameracaptain's chairchronometerclaustrophobiacommunicationscommunications arraycommunicatorcompanelcompasscomputercomputer terminalconstellationdata carddata slatedeep space sensor arraydermal patchdermal regeneratordiagnostic scannerdiseasedistribution conduitdistribution networkearthquakeecosystemelevatorempathyeugenicsfarmingfirefire-suppression systemfogfood processorfood slotforcefieldforcefield generatorflashlightfrequencyfrequency jammerfungal infectiongenetic engineeringgeologygravitygrenadehydroponicshyposprayinertial dampenerirrigationjamming signallamplanding strutlungmathematicsmedical diagnostic scannermedicationMolotov cocktailnoise suppressionnutritional supplementoptical cablingoversight processP-38pain suppressantparticle beam weaponphaserphaser cannonphaser pistolphaser rifleplantpolymerpower generatorpower gridpower packpower regulatorpower relayprobeproximity triggerpulserefrigerationsatellitesensorsensor buoysplintstreetlampstun batonsurgerytablettectonicstelescopethermal sensorthermitethermite grenadethrustertransparent aluminumtransportertransporter inhibitor fieldtriagetricorderturboliftviewscreenvital signsvitamin supplementwarp drivewarp factorwarp nacelle

Other referencesEdit

22262249225222572200s2230s21st century22nd centuryaccess conduitadministration buildingafter action reportamphitheaterampouleAndoriiartasteroidasylumbackpackbalaclavabenchbooby trapbookbookcasebourbonbrickbunkerbureaucracycanvas tarpcarafecardigancargo baycatwalkcavecertificationchainclubcoffeecolonycommunications broadcast hubcommunications centerThe Complete Works of William Shakespearecorridorcouchcourthousecricketcropcurfewdaisdaydisinfectant paddistress callduckduty shiftEarth-Romulan Warencryptionfield dressingfire stationfirst contactfishingfloodfoodfood-processing plantfortune cookieThe Four Thousand: Crisis on Tarsus IVfruitFuji applefungusfurloughgardengreenhouseguardhousegulaggymgymnasiumHamlethangarhatchetholding cellhospitalhydroponics facilityinsectinterrogationjacketkitchenknifeKreemorian fangor beastlab coatlawlawnlibrarylife imprisonmentlife spanlinenliteraturelivestockmaintenance facilitymannequinmapmartial artsmartial lawmattressmedical kitmoonmossmountainmountain climbingmugnatural disasternotepadnurse's stationoceanorbital skydivingorchardparkparolepenpenal colonyplanetpodiumpoetrypondpoolpower distribution centerprecinctproduce marketprotestpsychiatric facilitypsychological evaluationrampratrationready roomreclinerrestaurantrockRomeo and JulietrugThe Sacrificesafety protocolsandbagsatchelschoolsculptureservice crawlwaysewagesexualityshirtshopping districtshore leavesleeping rollsoilspaceportStarfleet uniform (2240s-2265)supply warehousesurvival trainingsweetenertabletarmactavernteaTellarantennisthermoconcretetourismtoweltransportation depottreeuniversityvegetableVranwarehousewaterwater treatment facilitywaterfallWorld War IIIXindi crisisyear

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Related storiesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Desperate Hours
Discovery unnumbered novels Next novel:
Fear Itself
Previous novel:
Headlong Flight
Novels by:
Dayton Ward
Next novel:
unestablished
chronological order


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ConnectionsEdit

published order
Previous novel:
Fortune of War
Star Trek unnumbered novels Next novel:
Drastic Measures
Previous novel:
Control
Novels by:
David Mack
Next novel:
unestablished
chronological order



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