Star Trek

Star Trek

The Fall: Peaceable Kingdoms

By Dayton Ward

Star Trek, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781476718996, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2013

The final original novel in the electrifying "The Next Generation/Deep Space Nine" crossover event
Following the resolution of the fertility crisis that nearly caused their extinction, the Andorian people now stand ready to rejoin the United Federation of Planets. The return of one of its founding member worlds is viewed by many as the first hopeful step beyond the uncertainty and tragedy that have overshadowed recent events in the Alpha Quadrant. But as the Federation looks to the future and the special election to name President Bacco's permanent successor, time is running out to apprehend those responsible for the respected leader's brutal assassination. Even as elements of the Typhon Pact are implicated for the murder, Admiral William Riker holds key knowledge of the true assassins a revelation that could threaten the fragile Federation-Cardassian alliance.
Questions and concerns also continue to swell around Bacco's interim successor, Ishan Anjar, who uses the recent bloodshed to further a belligerent, hawkish political agenda against the Typhon Pact. With the election looming, Riker dispatches his closest friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth. But as Picard and the "Enterprise" crew pursue the few remaining clues, Riker must act on growing suspicions that someone within Ishan's inner circle has been in league with the assassins from the very beginning . . . .

About the Author
Dayton Ward is the "New York Times" bestselling author of the science fiction novels "The Last World War", "Counterstrike: The Last World War Book II", and "The Genesis Protocol", and the "Star Trek" novels "The Fall: Peaceable Kingdom", "Seekers: Point of Divergence" (with Kevin Dilmore), "From History s Shadow", "That Which Divides", "In the Name of Honor", "Open Secrets", and "Paths of Disharmony". He lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife and daughters. Visit him on the web at