Ancient artifacts—used as deadly weapons millennia ago—have been uncovered and lie in wait, ready to unleash havoc on an unsuspecting galaxy, featuring several of your favorite Star Trek captains.
While on their shakedown cruise, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the USS Voyager discover an artifact in the Demilitarized Zone in the hands of the Maquis. With the aid of Captain Robert DeSoto of the USS Hood, Voyager security chief Lieutenant Tuvok infiltrates the Maquis, and must gain the trust of cell leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson before the terrorists use the artifact to throw the DMZ into chaos.
When another artifact is unearthed on Narendra III, it leads to several mysterious disappearances throughout Federation and Klingon space—including Federation Ambassadors Spock and Worf. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise joins forces with Captain Klag of the IKS Gorkon but even the greatest vessels of two nations may not be enough when the deadly secret of the final artifact is revealed.
Keith R.A. DeCandido was born and raised in New York City to a family of librarians. He has written over two dozen novels, as well as short stories, nonfiction, eBooks, and comic books, most of them in various media universes, among them Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Marvel Comics, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Resident Evil, Gene Roddenberry’s Andromeda, Farscape, Xena, and Doctor Who. His original novel Dragon Precinct was published in 2004, and he's also edited several anthologies, among them the award-nominated Imaginings and two Star Trek anthologies. Keith is also a musician, having played percussion for the bands Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, Boogie Knights, and Randy Bandits, as well as several solo acts. In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith follows the New York Yankees and practices kenshikai karate. He still lives in New York City with his girlfriend and two insane cats.