Balance of Power (Star Trek The Next Generation, Bk 33)
Balance of Power - Star Trek The Next Generation, Bk 33 Author:Dafydd Ab Hugh When a famous Federation scientist dies, his son puts his inventions up for sale to the highest bidder, be they Federation, Klingon, Romulan, or Cardassian. Among the items at auction is a photon pulse canon capable of punching through a starship's shields with a single shot. Meanwhile, Wesley Crusher is kidnapped from the Academy by renegad... more »e Ferengi who have set their sights on the photon canon as well, and Captain Picard must outmaneuver enemies on every side to save Wesley and protect the Enterprise from the deadly fire of the new canon.« less
An auction is going on for what could be the most powerful weapon in the known universe and everyone is getting in on the bidding. Including Wesley Crusher, who has ended up a slave to a gang of money-grubbing Ferengi. This is a great Star Trek read...we get to see all of the major players in the Star Trek political universe and the story is very good. It's got plenty of drama, but has it's funny moments, as well. One of the better Trek novels.