So I changed things up and went old school with Star Trek. Take a small break from TNG hahaha.

217584So for this challenge I read Death Count (Star Trek: The Original Series #62) by L.A. Graf. Not to much action in this novel, butwhen it does happen. Look out!. But it does have a smooth story line and the over all book is good. I will say this tho! There is something to be said about taking the focus off of Kirk, Spock and McCoy once in a while. I think that’s why this story worked so well. Because it use crew members that we’re not to use to. With Kirk, Spock and Bones we know all there is to know about them and can predict their reactions. By using Chekov, Uhura, and Sulu, L.A. Graf was able to set the story moving and the reads on edge. Story out line goes as follows:

The disappearance of Andorian scientific genius Muav Haslev fuels tensions between the Orions and Andorians, tensions that come dangerously close to full scale war. Captain Kirk and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are called to Starbase Sigma 1, located on the edge of Andorian-Orion space, to patrol the sector as a deterrent to hostilities. On arrival, the crew encounters an inexplicable series of events, beginning with missing equipment and shipboard malfunctions. After a deadly transporter accident, Kirk suspects sabotage, suspicions that are confirmed by the mysterious murders of three Federation officials.

Kirk and crew must put together the fragmented pieces of the puzzle, before the Starship Enterprise faces destruction and the galaxy faces interplanetary war.

In any case its refreshing to take a break from the ‘norm’ and see the adventures from a different perspective especially in this case as so much of the mystery actually revolves around the decisions and actions of these three. Uhura weren’t fleshed out that much on the TV, but sometimes what they said and did just didn’t seem quite right. That said, it had it’s share of a few funny moments and I loved the singing lizards. Spoilers by the way.
This is a good vacation/Doctor’s waiting room/’I’m stuck here for a while’ read.

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