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The legendary Starfleet Captain Lucien Murat, a contemporary of Christopher Pike, disappeared during a battle with the alien Tarn. Now, generations later, Captain Picard is conducting delicate diplomatic negotiations with the Tarn when the Starship Enterprise™ discovers the descendants of Murat and his crew stranded on a desolate planet, still fighting a war that ended decades ago.
The human castaways face destruction, but more than these precious lives are at stake. Unless Picard can find a solution, a lost hero's legacy may ignite a new era of interstellar war!

William R. Forstchen is a historian, author, and professor of history at Montreat College. He has published numerous novels, including the John Matherson series, Twin Flame48 Hours, and a Civil War alternate history series that was co-written with Newt Gingrich.

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