I was really rather pleased with this book. The story line with Spock was very intricate and fascinating, especially towards the end where the real action is. Spock, in my mind, was pretty Spock-like.
The Kirk story line was really sort of a tangent. Nothing really happens, other than the fact there's a chapter now and then describing the place they are stuck in. I felt it would have been a better story if the crew were united and Kirk was incapacitated some other way where he wouldn't be able to interfere with Spock's stubbornness.
All in all, it was a pretty good read. Especially the animosity between Spock and his rival.
A routine survey of the planet Alpha Octavius Four turns disastrous as Spock is attracked and poisoned by a huge creature and Kirk's landing party is trapped underground by a violent earthquake. Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Enterprise is called to Beta Cabrini where the crew faces off against a Marauder named Dreen - a man that Spock had watched his former captain Christopher Pike defeat years before.
A routine survey of the planet Alpha Octavius Four turns disastrous as Spock is attacked and poisoned by a huge creature and Kirk's landing party is trapped underground by a violent earthquake. As Spock fights for his life in sickbay, Scoty organizes a search for Kirk and his men. However, rescue efforts must cease when teh USS Enterprise is called awy to the Beta Cabrini system where a mining colony is under heavy attack.
At Beta Cabrini, teh USS Enterprise faces off against a Marauder named Dreen -- a man that Spck had watched his fomer captain Christopher Pike defeat years before. Fighting the effects of the poison, Spock struggles to his feet and takes command of the ship. Soon Spock and Dreen are locked into a deadly game of cat and mouse -- a game driven by mad revenge that can have only one survivor.
this book was given to me by a friend and I have not read it. looking for a good home for this book because I am not a star trek fan