Publisher's descriptionEdit

When Captain Sisko leads the Defiant on a dangerous mission into the Gamma Quadrant to liberate a conquered world, the Bajoran government insists that Kai Winn, the Federation's longtime nemesis, assume complete control of the space station. Left behind by Sisko, Major Kira expects the worst from the Kai's new regime, but even she is caught by surprise when a fleet of alien warships attack Deep Space Nine!


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Virjaaj AaastaakAkkatAsta-haBaangJulian BashirJadzia DaxDukatJoson WabakKira NerysMigarN'Kduk-ThagMiles O'BrienOdoQuarkRagatBenjamin SiskoWinn AdamiWorf
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Robert BurnsCurzon DaxTorias DaxKahlessIsaac NewtonJake SiskoJennifer SiskoYamadaZek


BajorDeep Space 9Gamma QuadrantSierra-Bravo 112Sierra-Bravo 112-IIStirnis
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Bryce CanyonCardassiaBetazedFerenginarMount TraxanaxanosTerok Nor

Starships and vehiclesEdit

USS Defiant (Defiant-class) • GM-class

Races and culturesEdit

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States and organizationsEdit

All Prophets CouncilBajoran MilitiaQuark's Mining and Mineral Processing FacilityStarfleetUnited Federation of Planets
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Federation CouncilFerengi Alliance

Other referencesEdit

Ahabalpha wave inducerchlorophyllCyrano de BergeraccyanidecynaninedaktharadilithiumDivine Treasuryd'k tahgEmissary of the ProphetsexoscalpelFederation planetary databaseFerengi Rules of Acquisitiongaghgallium arsenideGrand NagusGrand Planet of Latinumgulhetmanhypotourniquetinertial damperkaikanarlatinumlegatemeurikneutron starOccupation of BajorOdo's bucketPequodpoker facePrime Directivequantum torpedoThe RavenRigelian bloodwineroot beerseleniumTo a Mousetrilithiumtritiumuniversal translatorvedekverlak


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published order
Previous novel:
The 34th Rule
DS9 numbered novels Next novel:
The Courageous
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Pocket Next Adventure:
The Courageous
Previous Adventure:
By Inferno's Light
Deep Space Nine Adventures Next Adventure:
The Courageous
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2373.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
Next Adventure:
The Courageous
Chapters 1; 6-8; 12 Section 1

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