From the Depths Mass Market Paperback – Aug 1 1993
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Okeanos, a water world settled centuries ago by a group of Federation separatists, is now rocked by a power struggle between the natives and the ex-Federation colony. When the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is sent beyond the Federation's boundaries to the planet to act as mediators, they are surprised to find a group of Klingons already serving as the natives' advisors.
The volatile situation rapidly deteriorates when one of Okeanos's great floating cities is completely destroyed, and Captain Kirk is arrested for sabotage. Now at the center of a deadly civil war, Mr. Spock and the crew must race to free their captain as they face the deadly secret hidden beneath Okeanos's murky depths.
Top Customer Reviews
This book has humor and has more action.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
But there's no action. None. It's basically a lot of romantic tension for Kirk and then in the last 40 or so pages of the book the action happens... and then passes. Like that. I like to expect more action than that in my Star Trek books.
However, I am giving it four stars because the world created and the characterization was better than average. I fell in love with the world and there are decent roles for Kirk and Spock. Not much McCoy. It was like reading a fantastic novel, and then having the last half of the book chopped up and summarized into less than two chapters. That wasn't a HUGE deterrent to the book itself, but if you are looking for loads of action, you might want to find another book. If you are a huge science geek like myself, the book redeems itself with the planet.
A straightforward star trek adventure: Klingon bad guy manipulates a war-weary planet to attract enterprise and Kirk so that he can take his revenge upon Kirk for past grievances.
An interesting side story too where a woman (the commissioner) who is the product of a dysfunctional family has risen to a position of high authority ends up being driven by her repressed internal conflicts and acts out her self-destructive drives to near interstellar catastrophe.
Good star trek and an interesting read.