Thursday, February 07, 2013


Star Trek: Vanguard: Precipice by David Mack

On a post-apocalyptic world in the Taurus reach, undercover Starfleet intelligence agent Cervantes Quinn finds an ancient Shedai conduit. Unfortunately, the Klingons have found it first and sent an army to claim it.Light years away on Vulcan, reporter Tim Pennington answers a cryptic call for help and ends up stalking interstellar criminals with an unlikely partner: T'Prynn, the woman who sabotaged his career and is now a fugitive from justice.Meanwhile, Diego Reyes, former commander of Starbase 47, lives as a prisoner aboard a Klingon starship. But his former enemies aren't seeking revenge. In fact, the only man who knows why Reyes is still alive is the one who arranged his kidnapping and faked his death - the enigmatic Councilor Gorkon.All their fates, as well as the futures of three great powers, are linked by one thing: they mysterious Mirdonyae Artifact. And unless Doctor Carol Marcus and Ming Xiong can unlock its secrets in time, it might destroy them all.

It's Star Trek, it's Indiana Jones, it's Casablanca!

Take a mix of those and more and you get an idea of what goes on here - and it's fun!  With intrigue and interstellar skullduggery woven together, Mack does a nice job, switching between multiple settings and sets of characters, all leading up to a showdown with scary things coming from the Ark of the Cov... I mean from the mysterious Shedai artifact.

Now, where's that next installment I requested from the library?!