Belle Terre (Star Trek: New Earth, Bk 2) (Star Trek, No 90)
Belle Terre - Star Trek: New Earth, Bk 2 - Star Trek, No 90 Author:Dean Wesley Smith, Diane Carey After saving Earth from the threat of V'Ger, the 'Starship Enterprise'(TM) and James T. Kirk's most ambitious new mission yet: leading a valiant group of settlers to a distant world, a potential home for a group of hardy and determined colonists, there to defend the struggling colony from alien threats, and to explore the diverse... more » mysteries and dangers of this strange brand-new Earth, far from the Federation.
A six-month distance from the Federation, the planet Belle Terre offers a new life to more than 30,000 families, pioneers, scientists, expatriates, go-getters, loners, and entrepreneurs, all under the watchful eye of Captain Kirk and his crew. But the would-be colonists have barely settled in the untamed wilderness of their new home when Spock makes a startling discovery: not only does the planet's moons contain a rare ore of almost inestimable value, that same moon is also violently unstable. Within months, it will inevitably explode -- destroying all life on Belle Terre!« less
In this the second of the "New Earth" books, Kirk continues on his mission to help establish a colony far from the edges of the Federation on a planet the would be colonists have named Belle Terre.
Since the first book the governor and the colonist have finally begun to understand that it is best to listen to Kirk. And a good thing too, since they have only been on planet a couple of weeks when Spock finds out that their moon is about to explode and destroy the planet.
Of course, Kirk comes up with a way to, maybe, save everything, but it is going to be very, very hard.