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Author(s): Michael Jan Friedman
Artist(s): Keith Birdsong
Publisher: Pocket Books
Series: Pocket TOS
Published: 1 August 1993 (hardcover)
1 July 1994 (paperback)
Pages: 340
Stardate: 9582.1 (2293)
Reference(s): ISBN 0671869094 (hardcover)
ISBN 0671869108 (paperback)
Audiobook
Narrator: James Doohan
Running Time: 3 hours
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audioworks
Published: 1 August 1993
Reference(s): ISBN 0671869744

Dr. Leonard McCoy confronts his past and the wife he left behind!

SummaryEdit

From the book jacket
As a young doctor with a beautiful family and a promising medical career, Dr. Leonard McCoy thought he had it all. But when the woman he loved betrayed him, McCoy fled to Starfleet, hoping to lose his pain in the depths of space. Now, more than forty years later, the Enterprise and her crew are ordered to transport a group of mediators to the planet Ssan, a world where assassination is a time-honored tradition, and McCoy is surprised to learn that his ex-wife, now remarried, is one of the mediators. And before he can come to terms with his conflicted feelings for his former love, she and Captain Kirk are trapped on Ssan, and McCoy is caught in an explosive civil war, the only one with the power to save the woman who once nearly destroyed him.

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Background InformationEdit

  • Story is set shortly after the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The Enterprise is returning to Earth to be decommissioned but is ordered to make a short detour.
  • This is a McCoy story that fleshes out his back story, including one of his earliest assignments.
  • The cover of this book erroneously shows gaseous emissions from the nacelles, as if they were rockets.

CharactersEdit

James T. Kirk
Captain.
Spock
Captain.
Leonard McCoy
CMO.


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