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The Fall: The Poisoned Chalice

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The fourth original novel in the electrifying The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine crossover event!

One simple act, and the troubles of the United Federation of Planets have grown darker overnight. The mystery behind the heinous terrorist attack that has rocked the Federation to its core grows ever deeper, and William Riker finds himself beset by rumors and half-truths as the U.S.S. Titan is ordered back to Earth on emergency orders from the admiralty. Soon, Riker finds himself drawn into a game of political intrigue, bearing witness to members of Starfleet being detained—including people he considered friends—pending an investigation at the highest levels. And while Riker tries to navigate the corridors of power, Titan’s tactical officer, Tuvok, is given a series of clandestine orders that lead him into a gray world of secrets, lies, and deniable operations. Who can be trusted when the law falls silent and justice becomes a quest for revenge? For the crew of the U.S.S. Titan, the search for answers will become a battle for every ideal the Federation stands for. . . .

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Ed Miller

James Swallow is a New York Times and Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author, BAFTA-nominated screenwriter, and the only British writer to have worked on a Star Trek television series. His Star Trek fiction includes The Latter FireSight UnseenThe Poisoned ChaliceCast No ShadowSynthesisDay of the VipersThe Stuff of DreamsInfinity’s Prism: Seeds of Dissent, and short stories in Seven Deadly SinsShards and ShadowsThe Sky’s the Lim­it, and Distant Shores. His other works include the Marc Dane thriller series and tales from the worlds of 24Doctor WhoStar WarsHaloWarhammer 40,000, and more. He lives and works in London.

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