A debt of honor: One brave woman ventures alone into a parallel universe to save her old shipmates exiled there decades earlier by a mysterious device called the Transfer Key. She soon learns the alternate universe harbors not just an alien invasion force but a secret that underpins its very existence.
A mission of peace: A long-awaited Klingon-Federation peace conference convenes, led by Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and Councillor Gorkon of Qo'noS. But both sides have enemies who would prefer the two great powers remain at war - and who will do anything to make certain hate wins the day.
An errand of justice: Captain Kirk and his crew seek the stolen Transfer Key that opens a door between universes, but their hunt is cut short by Ambassador Sarek's plea for help. The Enterprise crew soon become targets in a deadly crossfire - one whose outcome will decide the fate of two universes.
©2016 David Mack (P)2016 Simon & Schuster Audio
Two books in and this story is worthy of Gene Rodenberry's title. I'd say it could make a film Trilogy of a story. Action, politics and exploration abound. Cannot wait until the conclusion in book 3 next week.
"IT IS AS FAR AS IT IS"
SHE HAD LET HER MIND WONDER, SO HAD MISSED A TRANSITION
Wow, the characters in the book had the same problem I had. My mind wondered, no matter how hard I tried to concentrate. Book one, was good, maybe they should not have changed authors?
HER SMILE WAS AS COLD AND DEADLY AS FATE.
The series ends here for me.
"Large drop off from 1st book in the series"
Write an engaging story vs just move along a plot line. It truly seemed like he was trying to get from point A to point B in this book and that's what he did . It was journey without any great moments along the way.
Dr McCoy was perfect, his narration is all that saved this one for me
Great question. When I started this book I had every intention of getting the third to finish the series. By then end of this book I was done and had no interest in wasting a credit to get the third book. I debated the purchase then told myself that I really did not care what happened as I had to work too hard to get to the end of this one. Too bad as I am a big Star Trek fan.
"Great continuation of this Star Trek 50th Anniversary Trilogy"
David Mack does an excellent job of continuing this story of intrigue, loyalty, and deception. His characterizations are both accurate and yet startling as the conflicts continue to rise and raise in tempo and intensity (specifically the Kirk/Sarek and McCoy/daughter relationships). I'm amazed how two different writers (first Cox and now Mack) seamlessly construct a story that unites a theme and an overall vision for the trilogy. I highly anticipate reading the next one and enjoying the conclusion to this fantastic Star Trek trilogy.
Definitely an edge of your seat action packed adventure. Not as many plot twist as the last book but definitely more action and still felt true to the characters.
"...but pretty good"
Good performance of character voices but too much nail biting anxiety. where do the characters get to recharge for the next go 'round?
"It made so little sense at the end..."
The plot for the final few hours was ridiculous. I just kept thinking to myself no reasonable person would do that. There were so many holes and nonsensical twists that I was cursing under my breath listening to it.
The plot was atrocious and made well know characters seem like mechanical puppets in a story.
I listened to the first in the series; his performance was excellent. If I get the last book, it will be because of him.
Petkoff's narration was excellent.
I wanted to like it.
"Not digging it."
*SPOILER* Struggling to finish this, how can a damaged warbird take out the D7 and nearly destroy the Enterprise? All this while bombing New Athens? It makes the Romulans look so superior that they don't need the transfer key. Big stretch to make this a 3 book series. I'm not getting the last one.
"This review was meant for the third book"
No, but I would listen to the third book in the series
Nothing on Best Defense, but on the 3rd book Sarek's link to the others was cool
the way he does women's voices
Sarek and Amanda's lin
I accidentally gave my review for Book 3 under Book 2 so this review is for Book 3 even though it's under Book 2. Book 3 is the best of the three.
I'm really thrilled that new Star Trek stories are on audible. This was an entertaining story. The narrator did a superb job. I felt like I was watching a movie.
"as good as the first"
this series is turning out pretty well. I find myself anticipating the next chapter. this one has a lot more exciting moments than the first. can't wait to listen to the third and final book to see how they all fair.
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