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The Crimson Shadow is a novel from author Una McCormack. It is the second of five novels making up the Star Trek: The Fall miniseries which centers around the Federation and the Typhon Pact. The novel features the Enterprise crew visiting Cardassia.

Publisher's descriptionEdit

The second original novel in the electrifying The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine crossover event!
The U.S.S. Enterprise has been sent to Cardassia Prime, where Captain Jean-Luc Picard is involved in discussions over the removal of the small number of remaining Starfleet forces left over from the end of the Dominion War. Also present is the Cardassian Ambassador to the Federation, Elim Garak. All parties involved are keen to see Starfleet leave Cardassian soil, not only because the Cardassians are now allies of the Federation, but because Starfleet has been badly overstretched in recent years and the resources are needed elsewhere. With so much goodwill at the highest levels, this meeting should be a formality. However, within a few days of the arrival of the Enterprise, a Bajoran Federation officer is found murdered. The crime may be racially motivated: an ultra-nationalist organization called "Cardassia First" has been stirring up anti-Federation feeling across Cardassia over the past year, and a Bajoran is an obvious target…

SummaryEdit

The Enterprise is transporting Garak back to Cardassia prior to the Federation withdrawal from the planet and will be escorting President Bacco home afterwards. However, the process is being opposed by the nationalistic Cardassia First politician Evek Temet, who looks set to stand against Castellan Garan in the next election. Tension is also increased by the murder of Aleyni Cam, a Bajoran Starfleet officer.

Things take a turn for the worse when Bacco is assassinated and the interim president Ishan Anjar postpones the withdrawal. When riots take place in the streets, he also orders all Federation personnel to remain in their compounds and expel their Cardassian associates. Meanwhile, Garak has had Dygan infiltrate the local nationalist groups and discovers that the True Way were involved in Bacco's assassination. He then discovers that the Cardassian Intelligence Bureau and even Garan herself have been covering up this fact. Shortly before he sends a message to Picard, his skimmer explodes.

With pro-Federation constables being suspended for spurious reasons, Arati Mhevet, the investigator of Aleyni's murder, discovers the culprits were one of her fellow officers and a member of a local nationalist group. Worf and Šmrhová beam her and Dygan to the Federation compound against Ishan's orders. Garak is revealed to have survived the explosion with Picard's help and begins a purge of the constabulary and Intelligence Bureau, starting with the arrest of Aleyni's murderers. He convinces Garan not to seek re-election and then stands himself against Temet.

Ishan agrees to allow the withdrawal to go ahead but Picard and Akaar are uncertain how he would react to the news of Cardassian involvement in the assassination so elect to keep quiet for the time being. They are puzzled when Ishan then orders the Enterprise to Ferenginar.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

Leonard James AkaarAkretAleyni CamAleyni ZeyaColakCoranisBeverly CrusherVelok DekrenyDhrokRavel Dygan (Rakhat Blok) • EslaTret FerenyErelya FhretMargaret FryElim GarakRakena GaranHegol DenIrianIshan AnjarIstekReta KalanisKira NerysRennan KonyaGeordi La ForgeLengEdek MayratArati MhevetIsta NemenyKelas ParmakPatrakJean-Luc PicardAneta ŠmrhováEvek Temetunnamed CardassiansGalif jav VelkWorf
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Jane AustenNanietta BaccoJulian BashirMikhail BulgakovPrynok CrellCorat DamarDevilSkrain DukatAnne ElliotEnkar SirsyTolan GarakAlon GhemorTekeny GhemorHarold MacmillanNyra MalerenHilary MantelMilaKorbath MondrigKeiko O'BrienMiles O'BrienOdoOntekGeorge OrwellRene Jacques Robert Francois PicardEleta PrelocMeya RejalWilliam ShakespeareBenjamin SiskoEnabran TainIravothra sh'ThalisLeo TolstoyTora ZiyalEnevek VoratMerken VreenakWentworthEmma Woodhouse

LocationsEdit

Blind MoonCardassia PrimeCemetConstabulary HQCoranum SectorEarthEast TorrHappy Bottom Riding ClubHeadquarters of the Allied Reconstruction ForceMunda'ar SectorNorth TorrSan FranciscoTarlak SectorTorr Sector
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Akleen SectorAndak MountainsAndorArawak ColonyBarvonok SectorDeep Space 9FerenginarFounder's homeworldMoscowParisQo'noSReplimatRomulan FrontVeterans' Bridge

Starships and vehiclesEdit

constabulary skimmerUSS Enterprise-E (Sovereign-class) • shuttlecraftskimmertram
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cargo skimmerTrager

Races and culturesEdit

BajoranBetazoidBolianCapellanCardassianHumanKlingonTellarite
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AndorianBorgFerengiJem'HadarProphetsRomulanTzenkethiVorta

States and organizationsEdit

Allied Reconstruction ForceCardassia FirstCardassian AssemblyCardassian Central CommandCardassian ConstabulariesCardassian Intelligence BureauCardassian UnionCivilian Outreach ProgramKhitomer AccordsResidents' Organizing CommitteeSixth OrderStarfleetTrue WayTyphon PactUnited Federation of Planets
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Bajoran ResistanceDetapa CouncilDirectorateDominionFerengi AllianceForeign AffairsKlingon EmpireMaquisObsidian OrderOffice of VisionOralian WayRomulan Star EmpireSecond RepublicStarfleet Intelligence

Ranks and titlesEdit

admiralambassadoranchorarchaeologistarchitectassassinauthorbodyguardbosscaptainCardassian Ambassador to the United Federation of PlanetsCastellan of the Cardassian Unionchief of staffcolonelcommandercommanding officerCommanding officer of Starfleet Commandconservatorconstablecookcounselorcultural liaison officerdeputydeputy directordeputy security chiefdignitarydirectordoctorensignfirst officerfoot soldierforensic officergardenerglinngulinformation analystinterviewerjunior investigatorkailawyerlegatelieutenantmagistratenationalistNumber oneofficerpolice officerpoliticianpresidentPresident of the United Federation of PlanetsPresider of Andoriapriestprivate investigatorrepresentativesecretarysecurity officersenior investigatorservantsingerslavesoldierspiritual advisorspysuicide bombersuperior officertailorvedek

Science and technologyEdit

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Other referencesEdit

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ChronologyEdit

Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous novel:
Revelation and Dust
Star Trek: The Fall Next novel:
A Ceremony of Losses
Previous story:
Brinkmanship
Stories by:
Una McCormack
Next story:
The Missing

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Related storiesEdit

Star Trek: The Fall
Revelation and DustThe Crimson ShadowA Ceremony of LossesThe Poisoned ChalicePeaceable Kingdoms
Star Trek: The Next Generation novels set after Star Trek Nemesis
Death in WinterResistanceQ & ABefore DishonorGreater Than the SumDestiny (Gods of NightMere MortalsLost Souls) • Losing the PeacePaths of DisharmonyIndistinguishable from MagicThe Struggle Within‎The Persistence of MemorySilent WeaponsThe Body ElectricThe Stuff of DreamsThe Crimson ShadowPeaceable KingdomsThe Light FantasticTakedownArmageddon's Arrow

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