Mack, David

Book 1.0 of Star Trek Vanguard

Language: English

Publisher: Star Trek

Published: Jan 2, 2005

Words: 96083
Pages: 349


Product Description FROM THE *USA TODAY* BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF STAR TREK ®: *A TIME TO HEAL,* THE START OF A NEW EPIC IN THE ERA OF THE ORIGINAL SERIES Returning from its historic first voyage to the edge of the galaxy, the damaged *U.S.S. Enterprise*™ journeys through the Taurus Reach, a vast and little-known region of space in which a new starbase has been unexpectedly established. Puzzled by the Federation's interest in an area so far from its borders and so near the xenophobic Tholian Assembly, Captain James T. Kirk orders the *Enterprise* to put in for repairs at the new space station: Starbase 47, also known as Vanguard. As Kirk ponders the mystery of the enormous base, he begins to suspect that there is much more to Vanguard than meets the eye. It's a suspicion shared by the Tholians, the Orions, and the Klingon Empire, each of whom believes that there are less than benign motives behind the Federation's sudden and unexplained desire to explore and colonize the Taurus Reach. But when a calamity deep within the Reach threatens to compromise Starfleet's continued presence in the region, Kirk, Spock, and several key specialists from the *Enterprise* must assist Vanguard's crew in investigating the cause of the disaster and containing the damage. In the process, they learn the true purpose behind the creation of Vanguard, and what the outcome of its mission may mean for life throughout that part of the galaxy. Inside: Bonus diagrams of Vanguard station! About the Author David Mack** is the national bestselling author of more than a dozen books, including *Wildfire*, *Harbinger*, *Reap the Whirlwind*, *Road of Bones*, and the Star Trek Destiny trilogy — *Gods of Night*, *Mere Mortals*, and *Lost Souls*. His first original novel, the supernatural thriller *The Calling*, debuted in July 2009 to critical acclaim. In addition to novels, Mack's diverse writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of *Star Trek: Deep Space Nine*), film, short fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic books, computer games, radio, and the Internet. Recent novels include *The 4400: Promises Broken*, *Star Trek Vanguard: Precipice*, and an expanded edition of his Mirror Universe tale *The Sorrows of Empire*. Mack has been to shows in every Rush concert tour since 1982, and he finally met two-thirds of the band in 2007. He currently resides in New York City.