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Years ago, Jonathan Archer and T'Pol helped unearth the true writings of Vulcan's great philosopher Surak, bringing forth a new era of peaceful reform on Vulcan. But when their discovery is seemingly proven to be a fraud, the scandal threatens to undo a decade of progress and return power to the old, warlike regime. Admiral Archer, Captain T'Pol, and the crew of the USS Endeavour investigate with help from their Vulcan allies, but none of them suspect the identity of the real mastermind behind the conspiracy to reconquer Vulcan–or the price they will have to pay to discover the truth.
Meanwhile, when a long-forgotten technological threat re-emerges beyond the Federation's borders, Captain Malcolm Reed of the USS Pioneer attempts to track down its origins with help from his old friend "Trip" Tucker. But they discover that other civilizations are eager to exploit this dangerous power for their own benefit, even if the Federation must pay the price!

SummaryEdit

The Endeavour crew expose an attempt by Vulcan anti-revisionist leader Professor T'Nol to plant false evidence that Vulcan First Minister Kuvak is a disguised human. Despite the movement being discredited, T'Nol is contacted by someone with similar ideals.

The Pioneer has an encounter with the Ware, the automated repair stations the Enterprise crew once encountered. They attempt to liberate two of the people captured as "processors" but Ware battleships attack the Pioneer and retrieve them. Tobin Dax chooses to remain on Vulcan so Reed convinces Tucker to sign on as Pioneer's chief engineer, using the alias Philip Collier. This results in Mayweather learning of his continued survival.

Vulcan researchers Skon and Semet discover that the Kir'Shara held in storage is a fake, resulting in factions who support the views of the old High Command accusing Archer and T'Pol of fabricating its discovery. Starfleet and Vulcan personnel work out how the substitution was made and track down High Command loyalist Zadok. Zadok self-destructs his base, killing several of his allies, to destroy the evidence. Kimura is badly injured in the explosion and left permanently disabled.

The mastermind behind both Zadok and T'Nol is revealed to be V'Las, who makes a public broadcast calling for a return to High Command doctrines. He launches a missile attack on the home of Skon and his wife T'Rama, who have been sheltering the Starfleet personnel, then captures Archer and T'Pol, intending to brainwash them into admitting to the "fraud".

Mayweather and an away team are left on Vanot, a world that recently acquired the Wares. Here, they are being run by industrialist Daskel Vabion, who is willingly sacrificing members of society who will not be missed to them. He forces the Starfleet personnel to take him in search of the Ware's creators but instead they find the Pebru, a race who have been distributing the Wares as payment for their own "gifts". Mayweather is plugged into a Ware drone ship but, with help from Vabion, Tucker finds a way to waken first him and then the other "processors", deactivating all the Wares in Pebru space.

The Essex pays a visit to the Deltans, where the crew suffer the pains of experiencing their heightened sexuality. However, they come to the Deltans' rescue when many of their number are abducted by Orion slavers, although the incident causes Devna to doubt her people's ideals.

T'Nol, disenchanted by V'Las' brutality and hypocrisy, warns the Endeavour crew of an attempt to destroy the ship and reveals their location, but is killed by Zadok. Tobin corrects the sabotage and a Starfleet team recovers Archer, T'Pol and the true Kir'Shara, which V'Las had intended to alter to reflect his own ideology, but V'Las escapes.

Sato accepts a proposal from Kimura, Skon and T'Rama's son Sarek is born and Archer is promoted to Starfleet chief of staff, but Vabion remains determined to gain control of the Wares as the search for their creators continues.

ReferencesEdit

CharactersEdit

USS Endeavour personnel
Benedetta AlonzoBernard BragenCurryElizabeth CutlerPamela JanleyAranthanien ch'RevashTakashi KimuraSascha MoneyPedro OrtegaPhloxMichel RomaineHoshi SatoT'PolBayani Valmar
USS Pioneer personnel
Yasmin AchratiOlivia AkomoClifton DetzelBodor chim GrevJulia GuzmanKarthikeyanEdiz KemalSamuel Abraham KirkTherese LiaoTravis MayweatherPrentis MorrowKatrina NdiayeMalcolm ReedReynaldo SanguptaRegina TallaricoCharles Tucker III (Philip Collier) • Valeria WilliamsSandra Yuan
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BergmannKano
USS Essex personnel
Ahn Chung-heeMiguel AvilaMorgan KellyMazrilSteven MullenCaroline ParisBryce Shumar
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Melina
USS Vol'Rala personnel
Silash ch'GesritResthenar sh'Prenni
Starfleet personnel
Jonathan ArcherChangSamuel GardnerFinirath ch'MezretKulef nd'OrelagMarcus WilliamsHravishran th'Zoarhi
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AskwithMaxwell ForrestUttan NarsuKetai ShosetsuMenteshay th'Zaigrel
Deltans
KuryalaMod'hiraPeliaSerimaTanla
Humans
Haroun al-RashidDanica EricksonFlint (Willem Paul Abramson • Akharin)
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D.F. BlackZefram Cochrane • Flint (Jerome DrexelWilson EvergreenJacques Tarrant) • Charlemagne HuaEmiko KimuraHideto KimuraJuan MarquezPaul Mayweather, Sr.Davida RossiMary ShelleyParvati ShumarStefaniaSun TzuAlbert Tucker
Menaik
NimthuRethne
Orions
DevnaRonem-KobAnoben-LotRilasParrec-SutZiraine
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D'NeshMarasNavaar
Pebru
GarepGovarZixin
Vanotli
Hatior DausPevrat HemracineGanler NibarNajola RehenDaskel VabionBantik WerozUrwen Zeheri
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Fetul
Vulcans
KuvakL'Resen (T'Salan) • SarekSemetSkonSokanisSomnelSorethSovalStomSudokSurelT'FaralT'NolT'PauT'RamaT'RinT'SessT'SyraT'ZhaeToracTozekV'LasVokasZadok
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SemornSurakT'Kea of MondT'MaranT'MelisT'MelisT'RuunTolarisVenast
Other characters
Tobin Dax (Dax) • Iloja of PrimJofirekTemos
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AllahCassandraChai-hawraLela DaxDular GarosGoddessLaocoönMaltuvisMettusMilaynMindlenMraak-twaoOrionPehle RetabSartorixTalokVaneel

Starships and vehiclesEdit

ambulance skimmerAndorian shuttleBalduk destroyerUSS Endeavour (Columbia-class) • Enterprise (NX-class) • USS Essex (Daedalus-class) • USS Flabbjellah (Sevaijen-class light cruiser) • houseboatKarik-tor (Maymora-class battleship) • USS Kinaph (Sevaijen-class) • USS Pioneer (Intrepid-class) • Rimula-Bero (Orion transport) • Shuttlepod OneskimmerUSS Tashmaji (Ilthirin-class courier) • USS Thelasa-vei (Kumari-class) • USS Trenkanshent sh'Lavan (Sevaijen-class light cruiser) • Velelev (Menaik commerce vessel) • USS Vol'Rala (Kumari-class battlecruiser) • Ware battleshipWare control shipWare seeder shipUSS Zabathu (Ilthirin-class courier)
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aircraftbicycleEberswalde (Ganges-class) • electric carECS Horizon (J-class freighter) • Illyrian science vesselRomulan holoshipTellarite freighterWisp shipXindi superweaponUSS Yorktown (Daedalus-class)

LocationsEdit

Delta IV (Ambhat City) • Delta V (Iatu Vista Station) • drydockEarth (AmsterdamCalifornia (Fort Baker; San Francisco Bay; Starfleet Headquarters, San FranciscoSausalito Harbor, Sausalito) • Federation Executive Building, Paris) • Kyraw homeworldLtaNevasaspacedockStarbase 8V2292 Ophiuchi systemVanot (Great Ancient HoldStone Valley Hold) • Vulcan (Burning LakeIrinthar MountainsKel ProvinceSas-a-shar desertShiKahr (Administration TowerShiKahr Central HospitalVulcan Science Academy Museum) • TesKahr (TesKahr Central Hospital) • Vulcan Space Central) • Ware hub complexWare repair stationWare trading post
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Alpha Centauri IIIAndoriaAndorian system (Alrond) • ArkenCardassiaCarreaCloud whale homeworldDelphic ExpanseDenobula • Earth (North AfricaRomeSapporo, Hokkaido) • Earth Outpost StationKandari sectorKreetassaEpsilon Fornacis (Malur) • Gliese 229IllyriaOrion constellationP'Jem (listening post) • Pebru homeworldRigelRomulan Neutral ZoneRomulusSauria (M'Tezir) • Starbase 12T'KhutTeMenaikTrillUnderlandVega colony • Vulcan (DycoonMount SeleyaT'Karath SanctuaryVulcan's Forge)

Races and culturesEdit

AndorianArkeniteCardassianDeltanDenobulanHuman (BritishCentaurianEartherEnglishFilipinoFrenchImmortalItalianNubianSudaneseTerran) • KyrawMalurianMenaikOrionPebruTellariteTiburonianTrill (Trill symbiont) • unnamed races and culturesVanotliVertianVulcanWare
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Agaron • Andorian (Alrondian) • AntaranBaldukCarreoncloud whaleHebitian • Human (AugmentGreek) • IllyrianKlingonKreetassanLorillianRigelianRisianRomulan (Rom'ielln) • SulibanTyrellianUnderlanderWispXindi

States and organizationsEdit

Abramson IndustriesAndorian Imperial GuardAnti-revisionist movementClan HgrtchaConfederacy of VulcanDeltan UnionEuropean AllianceFederation StarfleetHigh Command loyalistOrion SyndicatepoliceRaldul alignmentreasoning forceS'chn T'gai familySection 31Smithsonian Orbital AnnexStarfleet CommandSyrranniteUESPAUnited Federation of PlanetsVulcan CouncilVulcan Planetary SecurityVulcan Science AcademyVulcan Space ServiceWare task forceWorldwide Automatics
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Cardassian Central CommandCardassian UnionEarth Cargo ServiceMental Integrity CoalitionObsidian OrderPlanetarist movementRoman EmpireRomulan Star EmpireSunderedTerra PrimeThree SistersUnited Earth StarfleetVulcan High CommandWarp Five program

Ranks and titlesEdit

academicianadministratoradmiralaedileagentaideambassadorantiquarianapprenticearchaeologistarmory officerassassinassistant chief engineerastronomeratmospheric scientistauthorbusinessmancaptainchiefchief adviserchief cybernetic engineerchief engineerchief executivechief inquisitorchief medical officerchief of staffchief political advisorclimatologistcombat officercombat specialistcommandercommanding officercommentatorcommodorecommunications officerconsultantcookcorporalcouncillorcrewmancrewman second-classcrime lordcryptographercyberneticistdebate championdefectordetectivedictatordiplomatdirectordoctoremissaryengine tenderengineerengine tenderensignFederation Commissioner of Foreign Affairsfield agentfield medicfinance ministerfirst officerflag officerflight controllerforgergunmanharem-mistresshelmsmanhistorianhunter-fighterindustrialistinquisitorintelligence agentinterim chief engineerinventor heroinvestigatorjournalistjunior admiraljurorlieutenantlieutenant commanderlinguistmagicianmagistratemajormanufacturermarinermathematicianmatriarchmayormedicmentornews scribenewscasterofficeroperatorparamedicphilologistphilosopherpilotpiratepoetpoliticianPraetor of the Romulan Star EmpirePresident of the United Federation of Planetspriestessprime ministerPrime Minister of the Deltan Unionprofessorprophetpublic speakerreporterresearcherroommatescholarscience officerscientistsecond-in-commandsecurity chiefsecurity directorsecurity officersenior admiralsenior officersenseisensor specialistshipmasterslaveslaversleper agentsoldierspecialistspysubalternsubcommandersubdirectorsublieutenantsuperior officersurgeonteachertechnicianterroristtheoretical physicistthieftime travelertradervault guardvegetarianvendorVulcan AdministratorVulcan First Ministerwarlordwarrior

Science and technologyEdit

abdominal pouchacceleration damperadrenalineagricultureair filtration systemairlockamputationandroidanimalantennaantidepressantantideuterium assemblyantimatteraquilinearchaeologyarticulation frameartificial gravityartificial intelligenceasteroidatmosphereatomautomated repair stationautomatonavaihh lli vastamawakening protocolbatterybeam generatorbiochemistrybiograftbiologybio-neural gelbionic limbbionic plasmabiosignbipedbloodbombbrain (cerebral cortexfrontal lobeparietal lobe) • brain scannerbrainwashingbreathing maskbulletbuzzercalculating enginecameracaninecaptain's chaircarbon dioxidecarcinogenic aftereffectscatatoniacelsiuscentimetercentral processorchemical sensorcircuitcirculation fancloaking devicecodebreakingcognitive therapycomacommunications arraycommunicatorcomputercomputer scienceconcussionconditionerconditioning conduitconduitcontainment pressurecontrol chipcontrol consolecontrol keycooling fincore modulecorvidcryogenicscutting beamcyberneticsdata coredata drivedatabasedeflector shielddelta radiationdepersonalizationdepressiondesk monitordeuteriumdeuterium command processordeuterium flowdeuterium injector conduitdeuterondilithiumdilithium matrixdiseaseDNAdocking collardronedroughtdrugeardrumecologyelectrocutionelectromagnetic fieldelectromagnetic stormelectronicelevatoremitterenergyengineengramepidermal cellEVA gearevolutionexplosivefail-safefail safe security systemfeatherfeedback pulsefield symmetryfirefirearmfluorinefogforensicsfurgasgas giantgeneticsgeometrygravitygunhairhallucinationheartheliumhemodialysishigh-resolution displayhologramholographic camouflage technologyhormonal supplementhormonehostformhourhover-drive modulehull platinghumanoidhydrogen-fluorinehyposprayiceimpulse engineinertial cancellation fieldinertial damperinjectorinoculationinsectintercominterfaceinvasive mind probeischemic strokeisotopekeyboardkidneykinetic energyinjector synchronizationK-type star systemlevel six cyclonelife supportlift rotorlightninglobotomylong-range sensorloudspeakerlungmagnetic containmentmagnetic fieldmagnetic fluxmaintenance droneMalurian maskmammalianmathematicsmattermedical sensormedicationmedicinemetallurgical analysismetermicrobemicrometermicronebulamicrophonemillimeterminefieldmineralminingminutemissilemolecular encodingmonitormoonmotion sensormonotrememovie boxmusclemutationnacelle finnarcoticnerveneural circuitryneural computerneural interfaceneural processorneurochemicalneurolepticneurostimulatornews screennon-corporeal lifeformnuclearnuclear weaponorbitosteogenic braceoxygen maskparietal stimulationquadrupedPa'nar Syndromeparasiteparsecparticleparticle beamparticle rifleparticle weaponphase cannonphase pistolphase weapon emitterphased nadion energyphased nadion pulse beampheromonephotonic torpedophysical therapypillplanetplantplasmaplasma conduitplasma injectorpocket telescopepoisonpolarized hull platingpregnancypressure sensorprocessorpropellerprostheticpsionicpsychoactive drugpsychosispulseradial arteryradiationradiation shieldradioradio-frequency tagradioisotoperainreactant temperaturereactor bufferreactor corereplicatorreverse-engineeringrobotrobotic armrocketrogue planetRomluan mind proberootscalescannerscanner tablescanning beamsciencesearchlightsecurity camerasedativesedative gassensorsensor probeshield generatorshieldsshowersidearmskin oilsnowsoftware engineeringsonic sensorstarstar systemstatus lightsternumstimulantstorm cyclestrokestun grenadesublightsubspacesubspace amplifiersubspace radiosubspace relaysubspace transceiversulfur dioxidesupport sacsurgerytechnologytelepathytelescopetentacletherapythermal regulation circuitthermal sensorthrusterthruster arraytimetime codetimertitaniumtorpedo tubetranslation modeltranslocationtranslucent polymer sactransportertransporter interference fieldtransporter wave guidetrigger pulseturboliftulnar arteryumbilicalungulateuniversal translatorV'hralVenus drugVenusianvermiformviewscreenvulpineWare armorWare automated orbital droneWare collarWare control braceletWare mining droneWare satelliteWare security sentryWare surface complexwarp coilwarp corewarp drivewarp factorwarp fieldwarp nacellewarp reactorweapon of mass destructionweatherwheelchairwing cannonxenomedicineX-ray

Dates and eventsEdit

190520582110213921432152215421602163216420th century21st centuryAprilautumnBattle of AndoriaBronze AgedayDenobulan-Antaran WarsEarth-Romulan WarFebruaryJanuaryJuneMarchMaymilleniamonthVertian crisisVulcan-Romulan WarWar of All HoldsWare crisisWorld War IIIXindi incident

Other referencesEdit

12 Angry Menaccess codeadventure serialanchorAndorian gendersanteroomantideuteriumapartmentapprentice's torcarchipelagoarchitecturearkarmorartart galleryavocadoBabel Conferencebadgebazaarbirth recordbirthdayblackmailblueprintbookbridgebriefing roombulkheadbulldogbunkercabanacactuscalligraphycamouflagecapital cityCardassian languagecargo containercargo holdcartcarvingCasablancacatacombcavingcharityceremonial bannerchastitychessChinese finger puzzlechoruscidercigarcivil rightscivil warcloakclothingcoalcocoacodes of cooperationcoffee shopcoincolonycommand processor baycommunicationsConflagrationCore of Creationcorporationcorridorcouchcoup d'étatcourtyardcreamcthiacushiondaggerdahr-trashandancedata archiveThe Day the Earth Stood Stilldeath certificatedebate housedecadedecontamination bayDeltan languagediplomacydistress calldistrictdocudramadogeconomyelephantelite lineageemotionempathyempireengineeringEnglish languageexecutionexileextinctionfabrication centerfactoryfirst aid kitfirst contactfishfishingflagshipflockflowerflowerpotforgeryfortressfountainFrankenstein's monsterfruitfuneralgamblinggazelleghost storygiantglassglispgloveGodzillagovernmentgrass rootsgueaa-dancingguerrilla warfareguest roomgymnasticshackinghailhalovayahammerhangarhathealing trancehighwayhistoryholy warhomeworkhomicidehoneycombhornethorsehospitalhotroomhullhutice-boreidentification cardIDICInfinite Onenessislandisolation chamberJapanese languagejilazikahs-wankaraokekatraKir'SharakissklaxonknifekwieekawnlaboratoryladderlanguagelashLatinlaunch baylawlibrarylinguisticslionlogicmagicmanta raymapmarathonmarionettemarriagemeatmeditationmess hallmetalmigrationmilitarymilitary contractmind meldmirrormole peoplemoneymountainmountain climbingmountaineeringmoviemovie nightmovie serialmuseummushroommusicmyth-playnapkinnation-statenuclear warnurseryoceanOld High VulcanorgyOrion languageosmotic eelOur Man Flintoutpostpaintingpaperparleyparlorpastrypearpenpenthousepepperperformance artpetpetalphilosophyphotographpilgrimagepillowpincer maneuverpink skinpipepla-berryThe Planet of the Undeadplaqueplasticplaying cardspneumatic tram tubepoempoetrypoetry jampokerpolitcspollpon farrpontoonpopulation controlpotprejudicepress conferenceprivacy curtainprivate journalProject Aedilispropagandapublic forumpuppetpussycatpuzzlequartersradio serialRaiders from the Underlandraptorrebellionrecitalready roomreligionroberockrock jockeyroot coderopesashsandstonesaucer sectionschoolschool transcriptscience stationscriptsculpturesecondary hullsecurity footagesensor monitoring baysermonShendurian stingvineshrapnelshrinesickbaySiktirsilkslaveryslingsnel bugsongspace boomerspearspeciesismspectaclesStarfleet uniform (2160s)statuestickstockstorage vaultstudy vaultStump the Philosophersuicidesupply depotSurak's Analectstactical stationtapestryThe Teachings of Suraktelepathic mating bondtempleterrorismto'tsu'k'hy neuropressure holdtooltorturetoytreasontreeTrill languagetrousersTumodian lampreytunicTurkish languageUndertrolluniversityvampirevegetableviewslitvineVulcan calligraphyVulcan lyrewallflowerwarehousewarhorsewarrantwarshipwasabi chili dipwater poloweddingweekweightliftingwind chimewoodworkstationwrestlingwrist restraintsxenophobiazhzigguratzombie

TimelineEdit

ChronologyEdit

This novel covers the period from January 6 to June 29 in 2165.

Production historyEdit

Published Order
Previous novel:
Tower of Babel
Enterprise novels Next novel:
Live by the Code
Previous story:
The Collectors
Stories by:
Christopher L. Bennett
Next story:
Live by the Code

Related storiesEdit

ConnectionsEdit

Star Trek: Enterprise prose publications
Novelizations Broken BowShockwaveThe Expanse
Original novels set during the series By the BookWhat Price Honor?Surak's SoulDaedalusDaedalus's ChildrenLast Full MeasureRosetta
set after the series The Good That Men DoKobayashi MaruThe Romulan War (Beneath the Raptor's WingTo Brave the Storm) • Rise of the Federation (A Choice of FuturesTower of BabelUncertain LogicLive by the CodePatterns of Interference )

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