The Enterprise crew has to work with a violent Starfleet captain and his crew to deal with a hostile fleet that is attacking planets with Federation interests. Not a bad book. The bit characters are interesting, but the M'Dok fleet is pretty forgettable.
A sequel to the original "Star Trek" episode "Bread and Circuses" where the Romans have now joined the Federation. The crew of the starship Centurion work with Picard and crew to defend the planet Tenara, but there is something suspicious about the Centurion's captain.
A series of vicious attacks by the enigmatic M'Dok Empire has devastated the planet Tenara -- bringing the Enterprise and another Federation starship, the Centurion, to the planet's aid. The Centurion's captain is Lucius Sejanus -- a powerful, magnetic man who favors taking a far stronger stance against the M'Dok than Captain Picard. And as the conflict escalates, Sejanus's instincts seem to be correct... for it appears only extreme measures can stop the murderous raids on Tenara.
Now the people of Tenara must decide which path they will follow -- the way of peace, or the road to war. But unknown to any, one of the Centurion's officers has made that decision for them -- and plans to provoke a full-scale war between the Federation and the M'Dok Empire!
Nice paperback I got off bookcrossing. I just don't have time to read it.