In a single moment, the lives of three men will be forever changed. In that split second, defined paradoxically by both salvation and loss, they will destroy the world and then restore it. Much had come before, and much would come after. But through all the events of their lives, both together and separately, nothing would define them more than that one, isolated moment on the edge of forever. James T. Kirk, displaced in time, allows the love of his life to die in a traffic accident, thereby preserving Earth's history. Returning to the present, he continues his career as a starship captain, opening up the galaxy. But as he wanders among the stars, he is haunted by that moment, and the incandescence that once filled his heart remains elusive. Now, facing his own death, the very fabric of existence collapses, forcing him to race through time itself - until at last he comes full circle to that one bright star by which he has always steered.
David R. George III is the critically-acclaimed writer of the Star Trek: Voyager episode 'Prime Factors' . His Star Trek books include the DS9 novels The 34th Rule (with Armin Shimerman), Mission Gamma: Twilight and Worlds of Deep Space Nine 3; the original series Crucible books and the Lost Era title Serpents Among the Ruins.