From the Back Cover
En route to the Enterprise
in a runabout, Picard (Patrick Stewart), Geordi (LeVar Burton) and Data (Brent Spiner) encounter a temporal disturbance which causes each of them to experience distortions in the passage of time. Eventually they come upon the Enterprise
and find it frozen in time, apparently locked in battle with a Romulan Warbird, moments from the brink of destruction. Further investigation reveals that a warp core explosion is occuring on board the Enterprise
at an infinitesimal rate that will destroy the ship in a matter of hours. Somehow, Picard and the crew must figure out a way to stop it before it's too late!