As revealed in LAST FULL MEASURE (1416503583) Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker was not killed in an explosion, but rather, his death was staged. With the assistance of Captain Archer and Doctor Phlox, Trip is swept up by the shadowy organization that was employing his best friend, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, and sent deep under cover. After discovering that the Romulans have a new warp drive, faster than any vessel, Starfleet sends Trip to determine if this will be a threat to the new fragile alliance.
MICHAEL A. MARTIN and ANDY MANGELS are the authors of STAR TREK TITAN: TAKING WING (05/05 0743496272), STAR TREK THE LOST ERA: THE SUNDERED (09/03 074346401X); STAR TREK DEEP SPACE NINE: MISSION GAMMA BOOK THREE CATHEDRAL (11/02 0743445643); and STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION: SECTION 31 ROGUE (07/01 0671774778). The authors both live in Oregon.