Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise have been sent to the planet Nador to participate in a watershed event: the Nadorians' first true election, to vote on whether or not to join the United Federation of Planets. Supporting the Federation are the planet's joint rulers: Their Serene Highnesses Abon and Delor, Siamese twins joined at the spinal cord to represent the unity of the different tribes of Nador. But a shadowy group of fanatics wants nothing to do with the Federation, and will stop at nothing -- whether it be assassinating the princes or kidnapping Captain Kirk's nephew Peter -- to achieve their goals! Kirk must work to stop the fanatics from wreaking havoc on Nador, and from harming his beloved nephew -- but even he may be hard-pressed to stem the tide of chaos when the princes' horrible secret is revealed!
Mike W. Barr is an American writer of comic books, mystery novels, and science fiction novels. He is perhaps the first writer to have written every one of the first four incarnations of Star Trek: Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager, in comic book form or any other. A comic book writer for many years, Barr’s credits also include Camelot 3000, Batman: Son of the Demon, Batman and the Outsiders, Detective Comics, The Maze Agency, and Mantra for the Malibu Ultraverse. His Batman scripts have been adapted for the movie Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and for several episodes of the Batman cartoon show.