We have Renegade (Star Trek: The Original Series #55) by Gene DeWeese. This an “WTF” book at first haha. Right off the bat McCoy and Spock are supposedly dead and Kirk is not able to find them on this planet. Plus with the threat level on the raise Kirk is made to do drastic things. With all this build up and not knowing whats going to happen! It just stops… Things slow down and becomes rather mediocre and boring. I found myself skipping a few chapters because it was going no where and it seemed that the author became lost in the novel. There were a few good moments and it was nice to see Sulu have an heroic role to play. That was the only upside throughout this book.
For nearly a hundred years, the planet Chrellkan IV has enjoyed a peaceful relationship with the colony on the third planet of its star system. However, relations between the two worlds take a deadly turn as rebel colonists take over Chrellkan III and turn against their mother world. To prevent the conflict from escalating into full-scale war, Starfleet orders Captain Kirk and the Enterprise to moderate the dispute. On arrival, Kirk sends Spock and McCoy to investigate the rebel’s claims. But seconds after beaming down, the two officers are taken hostage and then– according to sensors– killed. Devastated by his loss, Kirk must try to learn the truth behind the mysterious rebellion that has claimed the lives of his two closest friends.
Kirk’s investigation leads him to uncover a dangerous plot against the Federation– a plot driven by revenge that may make the Federation’s highest law, the Prime Directive, an instrument of violence and destruction.