Intrepid Captain Jean-Luc Picard must stop a monstrous alien set to destroy his galaxy. An alien sends a freighter hurtling through a part of space inhabited by the Ubarrak, deadly enemies of the Federation. If he is to have a hope of saving his ship and the Federation, young Captain Picard must trust a woman who lied to him in the past. Will she justify his faith in her -- or twist it to serve her own shadowy ends?
Michael Jan Friedman is the author of more than forty science fiction and fantasy books, among them many Star Trek and Star Trek: Next Generation novels.