The Peacekeepers (Star Trek: The Next Generation #2) by Gene DeWeese
While Captain Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise™ search feverishly for the missing crewmen, Data and LaForge discover they are in a station almost identical to the one they were exploring, high in orbit around an earth-type world. Years before, the occupants of that planet accidentally stumbled onto the ship and its advanced technology — and since then have used its weapons to keep the nations on the planet below disarmed, and at peace.
Now their own arrival has precipitated a crisis on the station. Somehow, data and LaForge must find a way to restore trust between the planet below and the station’s guardians up above — before a final, destructive war breaks out!
What had started out as a quality edition of the Star Trek: The Next Generation novels ended up becoming a huge disappointment. Dull…. Duller than dull.. My God.. Characterizations aren’t quite right, but as the book was written very early in TNG’s first season that’s to be expected. I can’t even with this book… Just kill it with fire.