Foreign Foes (Star Trek: The Next Generation #31) by Dave Galanter, Greg Brodeur….

216889So you have Klingons, people who hate everything about Klingons mix in a peace conference and then add a odd planet. Adjust for Data weird and carry the strange healing grain and you have this book…(Notice the math joke there?) The story line or the base for the this book has been done before sadly.

The Hidran race and the Klingon Empire have been at each other’s throats for seventy years, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has been asked to do the near-impossible: take the “U.S.S. Enterprise(TM) to the planet Velex to mediate a treaty that will end the conflict between these two aggressive species. Things get off to a rocky start — then turn deadly as the Hidran ambassador mysteriously dies, and kills a Klingon delegate as a last act of vengence. When Lt.Worf is charged with the ambassador’s assassination, and Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are trapped far below the surface of the planet, Captain Picard must not only act to save the Hidranas and Klingons from each other, but to save his Klingon officer from a hideous death sentence..

There are so many thing going on in this book it’s hard to keep track. I mean you have your fan favorites like Worf, Data, Geordi and Picard. I mean the interaction between Geordi and Data I like and found funny at times. But the whole book was back and forth to much. It is fast paced & dramatic, but the story is just average at best.. It’s a good way to kill sometime if need.. but I can think of some better books to do that with.

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