Publisher's descriptionEdit

From the back cover: While its own saucer section receives needed repairs, the U.S.S. Enterprise tests a new experimental saucer. In theory, the new saucer can survive a planetary crash landing, but will it come through intact under genuine test conditions? Riker, Data, Worf, and La Forge risk their lives to find out, and so does Admiral Nechayev of Starfleet.

But a dangerous test turns even more deadly when hostile forces seize control of the saucer --and turn it against the Enterprise.




AwarkinBartlettBill CodyCroninBeverly CrusherDataDuvestEgotHenry FultonGherinkGuinanJasonLinda JohnsonGeordi La ForgeMartinezMasonMendezMendonAlynna NechayevBurt PetersJean-Luc PicardPlerboWilliam T. RikerRo LarenSlarnTateDeanna TroiTateVylorTimothy WileyWorf
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Dante AlighieriKit CarsonDavidJefferson DavisEnrightGoliathEdward JellicoFrancois Duc De La RochefoucauldLocraMitchellSaint PeterRobert PicardBenjamin SiskoSpot


Demilitarized ZoneKitjefKitjef IIPedrumStarbase 211
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Deep Space 9Earth

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS BolivarUSS Enterprise-DGrosvak (Galor-class) • Shufola (freighter) • Taranor (Galor-class)
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Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

MaquisStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets

Other referencesEdit

2151Andolian brandyantimatter storage poddocking latchEmissary of the Prophetsenvironmental controlFederation-Cardassian border agreementIron AgeJeffries tubeplasma whippokeruraniumVISOR


  • According to the historian's note, the events of the novel take place after the episode Preemptive Strike.


published order
Previous novel:
Dragon's Honor
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Preemptive Strike
Pocket Next Adventure:

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