Grief-stricken at the mysterious death of counsellor Deanna Troi, with whom he once enjoyed a tempestuous affair on her planet of Betazed, Commander Riker journeys across time to fight Imzadi, one of her closest friends. 150,000 first printing.
During delicate negotiations with an aggressive race called the Sindareen Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill and dies. But her death is only the beginning of the adventure for Commander Riker, an adventure that will take him across time, pit him against one of his closest friends, and force him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.