Best-selling author James Swallow chronicles a new Star Trek Original Series book that takes place at the end of the Enterprise's first five-year mission.
While exploring an unknown region of space Captain Kirk and his crew come
upon a warp-capable spacecraft on the brink of destruction.
Offering aid to the recently deep-space faring alien crew the Enterprise successfully
saves the ship, most of its crew and garners gratitude from its captain and
Sometime later, while on a mission to offer Federation membership to the aliens,
Captain Kirk, his crew and a Federation ambassador are surprised about how
quickly the alien race has advanced its warp capabilities-something that
usually takes decades which they have achieved in less than two years.
Unable to ascertain how such a thing is possible Captain Kirk and crew are kept
in the dark about the alien's entire space program.
While in discussions with the aliens an armada of their ships is destroyed
by a planet-size behemoth. The Enterprise
investigates and almost suffers the same fate.
Does the behemoth have something to do with the alien's new warp
capabilities? Why is attacking
them? What are the aliens hiding?
That's just a few of the questions facing Captain Kirk and his crew. But, can the questions be answered before
the creature completely destroys both the aliens and the Enterprise?
Star Trek The Original Series The Latter Fire is classic Star Trek. Readers are treated to a brand new adventure
of the original crew, introduced to some new (but familiar) crew members and a
new threat unseen before, courtesy of Pocket Books.