The Siege (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #2) by Peter David. So here we are with our Second go around with a Deep Space Nine book! The last book didn’t go over to well last time (Star Trek Book Challenge 16: Betrayal (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine #6)) Sadly this novel is a victim of it’s time… This book came out when the show was first starting up and there really wasn’t much to work on. The story line for this novel is rather interesting to say the least:
Deep Space NineTM is forced to curtail entry to the wormhole due to increased graviton emissions, and an air of biting tension settles over the station. This anxiety leads to the murder of an Edeman religious leader, Commander Benjamin Sisko and Security Chief Odo realize they face a larger problem.
Soon Sisko and Odo have more lifeless bodies on their hands and a killer who strikes without motive. Then, both the Edemans and Cardassians arrive threatening to destroy the station unless the murderer is given to them for retribution. In order to save Deep Space Nine and stop the killing, Odo must try to destroy a powerful assassin who is the only link to his mysterious past.
The characters for the book were a little over done. By that I mean, every time they came into the story they introduced and given a full history. I don’t know if this was because the show wasn’t on for vary long at this point? Plus there are a number of random scenes that happen through out the book at doesn’t make sense or doesn’t help the plot line for the book out. Like the random page of the Borg showing up to only be destroyed by the wormhole… There is a a lot of action and humor in this book to make up for some of it’s short comings.. Some! Not all, sadly… Again this book was written in the first season of the show, so I think the lack of knowledge and bad timing to start up a book series shows with this story. I would skip this book, there are better ones out there.