Trek Book

Debtors’ Planet (Star Trek: The Next Generation #30) by W.R. Thompson

216881When a Vulcan space probe reports that the Ferengi are advancing the people of the planet Megara from a primitive agricultural state to a sophisticated technological society, CaptainJean-Luc Picard and the StarshipEnterprise are ordered to transport an unlikely passenger to the system, a ruthless twentieth-century businessman who is now a Federationambassador.

The Ferengi have been changing Megaran culture, turning a hard working and honorable people into vicious xenophobic killers. But the Ferengi are only hired hands. They have hidden masters, with plans to use the Megaran people as a powerful weapon against the Federation.

Now Picard must find a way to use the talents of this new ambassador to free the Megarans. But the ambassador is hiding a deadly secret of his own — a secret that could unleash an unstoppable destructive force on the Federation.

Well written and like most Trek books, this was a fast read. The whole book was rather light hearted and funny. It’s a typical Trek drama and the plot moves along nicely, the author knew the history of the characters and show really well. It stands alone and the only downside (if there were to be one) it’s nothing life changing. It kills time really well and you will likely forget you’ve read it in the end.

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