This book seems to have been written by someone who does not know much about the characters of Star Trek the next generation. It really does not flow with what was revealed about them in the tv series or with other ST TNG books i have read.
A badly written novel with threadbare characterizations of the Enterprise-D crew.
Diane Carey has contributed much to the lore of Star Trek novels, but this book, the second in the Next Generation series of Pocket Books novels, is not among the more valuable contributions. The quality of the book suggests that she was given no time to understand the characters beyond a very cursory look at the writers' guide.
This is a book so bad even a diehard fan of the series will want to give it a miss.
I agree with other reviews that say that the author did not understand the characters. I was very disappointed in the story because I was too focused on the characters not acting like themselves. The plot was good though.
The Enterprise encounters a being which has captured the souls of 1,000's of people including the crew of a 1995 Russian aircraft carrier. It is set early in the Next Generation series.
These were given to me by a friend, and I have not read the book.