THE PLOT OR PREMISE:
This is the final in the series of six books dealing with an assault with biological weapons on the Federation. In the fifth book, we found out that it is a result of vengeance over the death of someone. A little tired but workable as a plot point. This book takes the reader back to the time of Picard as Captain of the Stargazer and adds Tuvok and Jack Crusher to the series. Picard is assigned diplomatic duties for a system on the verge of war. Working together with Tuvok and Crusher, they quickly realize that the war is being primed by someone, but they're just not sure who. Tuvok and Crusher go undercover and they form the majority of the story.
WHAT I LIKED:
Tuvok's and Crusher's undercover antics are interesting reading, and represent a solid addition to Tuvok's background.
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:
Crusher's character is only superficially developed, as is the character of the man who eventually becomes the assailant for the other five books.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
A little disappointing, but still interesting reading: 3.00 lilypads out of 5.00.
* Format Reviewed: Softcover
* Original date of review: 2001, updated 2011
* Source: Library
* Tags: Star Trek, ST:TNG, Fiction, Prose, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy