The Federation and the Klingons are trying to get a neutral planet to join both of their sides. The inhabitants are willing to sell their planet, but only to the faction that impresses them the most. Silliness ensues as both groups vie for the control of the planet. This is a decent read, but the characters are parodies of themselves and the plot really doesn't fit into the true Star Trek universe well. But, if you're in the mood for something silly and different, give it a shot.
This is one of my absolute favorite star trek books. It's a constant giggle producer. I read this one a ridiculous number of times as a kid/teen and when I re-read it last week, I was nicely surprised to find out that it held up well, and was still a good, fun & funny read.
For those who thought the 23rd century took itself too seriously, this is just to show that Kirk can turn a tap-dance better that Richard Gere. There is the mystery of the N'Gaan milkshake, and the Scot's field of honor, Klingons covered in lemon meringue (yum!) and Nyota Uhura...
Klingons vs Federation; and the people of Direidi are in the middle... oh what to do?
Mount a broadway-like musical to keep the warring factions after each other, featuring a golf tournament, a sing-along, and -of course- the ultimate pie fight!!!
I agree with the previous review - this is more a satire of a typical Star Trek book. Well done, a bit campy, but I think with the affection of a Trekker. Good for a laugh if that's what you're in the mood for.