Ship Of The Line tells the story of the first voyage of the U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701-E, under the command of Morgan Bateson. Captain Bateson, a man from the 23rd century now living in the 24th, sees what no one else can see: that the Klingon Empire is building its forces and preparing to strike against the Federation. Seizing his one chance, Bateson takes the U.S.S. Enterprise on a mission to counter the Klingon threat, only to be thwarted by his enemy, a Klingon who has nursed a grudge against Bateson for decades. Standing in the way of Bateson's scheme and the Klingons' plan is Captain Jean-Luc Picard who, faced with the toughest decision of his career, must choose whether to take back command of the U.S.S Enterprise or let the torch pass to yet another next generation!
Diane Carey is the bestselling author of numerous acclaimed Star Trek® novels, including Final Frontier, Best Destiny, Ship of the Line, Challenger, Wagon Train to the Stars, First Strike, The Great Starship Race, Dreadnought!, Ghost Ship, Station Rage, Ancient Blood, Fire Ship, Call to arms, Sacrifice of Angels, and Starfleet Academy. She has also written the novelizations of such episodes as The Way of the Warrior, Trials and Tribble-ations, Flashback, Equinox, Decent, What You Leave Behind, and End Game. She lives in Owasso, Michigan