An all-new novel that continues the epic saga of the Starship Voyager!
Following the destruction of four fleet vessels at the hands of the Omega Continuum, the U.S.S. Voyager and U.S.S. Demeter set course for a region of the Delta Quadrant far beyond anything previously explored. Captain Chakotay is determined to prove to Starfleet Command that the fleet’s ongoing mission is vital to Federation interests . . . and the key to doing so may lie in a distress call Voyager received nine years earlier but could not investigate.
Meanwhile, Vice Admiral Kathryn Janeway is recalled to the Alpha Quadrant for an evaluation period to determine her next assignment. Given the trauma she has recently endured, Admiral Akaar, Starfleet’s commander in chief, is questioning Janeway’s fitness to command the fleet. Janeway’s primary concern remains the fleet’s safety— for their mission to continue, she must find a way to secure the resources they require. But the uncertainty of her superior officers has left her powerless to act in their best interests.
Kirsten Beyer is the New York Times bestselling author of ten Star Trek: Voyager novels, including String Theory: Fusion,Full Circle, Unworthy, Children of the Storm, The Eternal Tide, Protectors, Acts of Contrition, Atonement, A Pocket Full of Lies, and Architects of Infinity. She wrote the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel, One Thing or Your Mother, and the Alias novel Once Lost. In 2016, she joined the writing staff of the CBS All Access series Star Trek:Discovery. In 2017, she pitched the premise for a new series centered around one of Star Trek’s most beloved captains, Jean-Luc Picard, and became one of show’s cocreators. In addition to her writing and producing responsibilities, Kirsten also serves as the resident Star Trek canon resource for the writer’s rooms and production departments, as well as the liaison between the series and the tie-in licensors. Kirsten received undergraduate degrees in English Literature and Theater Arts from Loyola Marymount University and an MFA degree from UCLA. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor and composer David Permenter, and their daughter.