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Summary

An original novel based upon the explosive new Star Trek TV series on CBS All Access!

It is 2246, 10 years prior to the Battle at the Binary Stars, and an aggressive contagion is ravaging the food supplies of the remote Federation colony Tarsus IV and the 8,000 people who call it home. Distress signals have been sent, but any meaningful assistance is weeks away. Lieutenant Commander Gabriel Lorca and a small team assigned to a Starfleet monitoring outpost are caught up in the escalating crisis, and bear witness as the colony's governor, Adrian Kodos, employs an unimaginable solution in order to prevent mass starvation.

While awaiting transfer to her next assignment, Commander Philippa Georgiou is tasked with leading to Tarsus IV a small, hastily assembled group of first responders. It's hoped this advance party can help stabilize the situation until more aid arrives, but Georgiou and her team discover that they're too late - Governor Kodos has already implemented his heinous strategy for extending the colony's besieged food stores and safeguarding the community's long-term survival.

In the midst of their rescue mission, Georgiou and Lorca must now hunt for the architect of this horrific tragedy and the man whom history will one day brand "Kodos the Executioner"....

©2018 Dayton Ward (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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a very good ensemble cast

this is a great story full stop really flushes out the character of Lorca. well worth Reading or even listening to just for a massive spoiler at the end after the epilogue

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a ok story

story of cronis the excucaner but a nice little bit with a very young Jim kirk

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  • Richard Inks
  • 08-02-18

Worth the wait

Very good story! Fills in a lot of Discovery's backstory behind the characters and their relationships. The only negative I have is that these don't use sound effects and music like the Star Wars audiobooks do.

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  • Cicero H.
  • 24-04-18

History brought to life.

Great book. Superb narration. Highly recommend for all Star Trek fans! The events of Tarsus IV have been brought to life.

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  • Geek Mom
  • 20-04-18

Dayton Does it Again

Petcoff is perfect for Star Trek narration. Dayton's love of the franchise comes through but never overwhelms. Listen after the credits for a glorious Easter Egg.

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  • Eric Voreis
  • 10-04-18

Good characters, lackluster plot

Be sure to stay past the end credits for a secret chapter.

Neat to see prime Lorca in action.

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  • James Cushman
  • 07-03-18

One of the best Trek Novels I've read.

The social commentary is spot on and timely while giving great nods to Trek continuity.

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  • Jeremy
  • 02-03-18

Pure Genius

Where does Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best Star Trek books I have listened to. I think Dayton Ward is a Genius.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Star Trek: Discovery: Drastic Measures?

I really enjoy the connections to other stories.

Have you listened to any of Robert Petkoff’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Mr. Petkoff's performance was clearly superb.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-03-18

superb

loved it. the story answers a lot of questions. it flows perfectly and makes for a great and pleasurable listen.

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  • Gregarious
  • 27-02-18

Great story

The story content was excellent although I was a little sad near the end. I did notLike the narrators voice.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-02-18

Fantastic background story

Dayton Ward has written a story that intertwines seamlessly with existing canon. He didn’t over do the fan service while still telling a story that keeps you excited to hear more.
Robert Petkoff’s performance is amazing as always. Nobody does Star Trek better these days. A+

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  • Dwight Davis
  • 24-02-18

What a great story!

Dayton Ward does it again. Takes a character from a classic TOS and reveals a great story. If you love TOS and Discovery, this one is for you!
Also, how about that Post credit scene? No spoilers!