Crossover - Audio Book - Star Trek - NG Author:Michael Jan Friedman Crossover by Michael Jan Friedman — Star Trek: The Next Generation — Abridged on two cassettes - 3 hours — Read by Jonathan Frakes — Once a violent and primitive race, Vulcans renounced their warlike nature for logic. But a small faction established the romulan empire, where the old Vulcan way flourished. Now, deep in romulan territory, an undergr... more »ound movement to reunite the two worlds of common ancestry is underway - a reunion some have waited a lifetime to see and others would give their lives to stop.
Continuing the mission he began in UNIFICATION, Starfleet Ambassador Spock endeavors to impart the logic of the Vulcans to a small band of Romulans. But Spock and his students are taken hostage. Fearful that Spock's knowledge of Federation security will fall into enemy hands, Starfleet dispatches the U.S.S. Enterprise 1701-D, and Jean-Luc Picard to secure the hostages' release. Ambassador McCoy - more than 140 years old - is brought in to consult on the negotiations.
Thier situation is complicated when Captain Montgomery Scott confiscates an out-of-service starship and effects his own daring rescue of spock. Picard must now find a way to preserve the Federation's security and prevent a war while dealing with deadly Romulan politics that threaten his ship, his crew, and the Federation.
From Publishers Weekly:
Veteran Trek scribe Friedman (All Good Things...) delivers the goods again with the most interesting and ambitious novel to come from this complacent franchise in a while. Friedman assimilates characters from the original TV series into a rollicking adventure/rescue story. Ambassador Spock, still working toward reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan cultures, is captured with several of his proteges by a regional Romulan dictator with delusions of grandeur. Viewing Spock's capture as a security risk, the Federation sends Captain Jean-Luc Picard's Enterprise to negotiate Spock's release, assigning 140-year-old Admiral McCoy to the ship because of his familiarity with Spock. Meanwhile, Scotty steals a starship and engages in his own one-man rescue attempt. The interplay is fast and furious, as is the action, while the political intrigues are sufficiently interesting, if not very complex. Readers will have a fine time second-guessing some of Friedman's claims (Scotty went to the Academy?), while nodding in agreement with most of them. The prose, like several of the rescue attempts, lacks subtlety and grace but is suited to its task of telling a story that stars characters of whom most readers have already formed full and sympathetic portraits.
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