When Demora Sulu, an exemplary young Starfleet officer, suddenly attacks her commanding officer, who kills her in self-defense, everyone is stunned. No one is more grief-stricken than her father, Captain Hikaru Sulu of the U.S.S. Excelsior. Determined to learn the truth behind his daughter's bizarre death, Sulu goes to the planet where she was killed, and finds himself confronted by an old enemy eager to destroy Sulu's reputation and his life!


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AnikMatthew BatesonMatthew BlumbergBoothbyPavel ChekovTracy DaneJohn "Blackjack" HarrimanJohn HarrimanKris HernandezJames T. KirkLiSusan LingMagnusLeonard McCoyAnnie RandJanice RandSaavikTommy SingerDemora SuluHikaru SuluMaggie ThompsonAdrian ToblerNyota UhuraZ'on

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Bozeman (NCC-1941)USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B)USS Excelsior (NCC-2000)


Alpha Prime XIIAres CityAskalon VMinox IX

Races and culturesEdit

HumanZ'on's species

States and organizationsEdit

Daystrom InstituteStarfleet Headquarters

Other referencesEdit

American Civil WarBeauregard • "Bushel and a Peck" • cloneThe Flying DutchmanfuneralGuys and DollsLatin languageM-9 computerreprimandscrewdriver




Related storiesEdit


Published Order
Previous novel:
First Frontier
TOS numbered novels Next novel:
Twilight's End
Previous story:
Stories by:
Peter David
Next story:
Wrath of the Prophets
Chronological Order
Previous adventure:
The Sundered
(Chapter 25)
Pocket Books Timeline Next adventure:
Engines of Destiny
(Chapter 2)
Previous adventure:
The Sundered
(Chapter 25)
Memory Beta Chronology Next adventure:
Engines of Destiny
(Chapter 2)
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2294.
The Pocket Books Timeline and Memory Beta Chronology place events from this story in 4 other timeframe(s):
Previous adventure:
"The End of Night"
Chapters 5-12
Next adventure:
The Lost Years
Previous adventure:
Deep Domain
Chapters 15-17
Next adventure:
Wagon Train to the Stars
Three Months Earlier
Previous adventure:
Chapter 14, Section 1
Chapters 18-19
Next adventure:
Future Imperfect
Alternate 2284
Previous Pocket adventure:
"Allegro Ouroboros in D Minor"
Previous MB adventure:
"The Apocalypse Scenario"
Chapters 20-21
Next adventure:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Media featuring the USS Excelsior (NCC-2000) under Captain Hikaru Sulu
episodes/movies The Undiscovered CountryFlashback
novels The Undiscovered CountryThe Fearful SummonsThe Captain's DaughterThe Ashes of EdenStarfleet AcademyThe Captain's Table: War DragonsThe Lost Era: The SunderedExcelsior: Forged in FireFlashbackThe Lost Era: One Constant StarBurning Dreams
Comics Tests of Courage (The Tabukan Syndrome)A Wolf in Cheap Clothing (1234) • Captain's Log: SuluThe Undiscovered CountryThe Veteran
Captain Sulu Adventures
Characters Hikaru SuluPavel ChekovJanice RandDevon GablerDmitri ValtaneLeonard James AkaarLojurTuvokAltos Viger

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