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Spectre by William Shatner
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A sequel to the Star Trek novel "The Return", in which Kirk leads his comrades of old, and some new, against the "mirror universe's" Alliance when they send the evil counterparts of Kirk and Picard to this universe to steal the Enterprise. Sometimes intriguing, but Shatner needs to pick better ghost writers, or editors. He writes the way he acted, in a staccatto rhythm. Also, much of the storyline draws in so many farflung aspects of the various Trek lines that it even confuses a veteran like myself. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 19, 2007 |
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Star Trek has been good to me:
Fame, Fortune, Fantasy.
But most of all, Friendship.

My Friend, Leonard, my best man, the best man.

And the essential Southern gentleman, my Friend, DeForrest.

And his devoted, loving and lovely wife, Carolyn.
I dedicate this book to them and my delight in their friendship.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671008803, Mass Market Paperback)

Retired and happily in love, James T. Kirk believes his adventuring days are over. But as he returns to Earth for the first time since his apparent "death" upon the "Starship Enterprise(TM) " "NCi1701-B," events elsewhere in the galaxy set in motion a mystery that may provide Kirk with his greatest challenge yet.

The "U.S.S. Enterprise(TM)," under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, is exploring an unstable region of space on a scientific mission of vital concern to Starfleet when they discover the last thing they ever expected to find: a lonely, battle-scarred vessel that is instantly recognizable to every member of Picard's crew. Five years after being lost with all hands in the Delta Quadrant, the "Starship Voyager(TM) " has come home!

The commander of "Starship Voyager," one Tom Paris, explains that Captain Kathryn Janeway and half of the original crew is dead, but if that is true, who is the mysterious woman who has kidnapped Kirk back on Earth, pleading with him to assist her against a threat to the entire Federation?

All is not as it seems, and soon Kirk is forced to confront the hideous consequences of actions taken over thirty years before, as well as his own inner doubts. After years of quiet and isolation, does he still have what it takes to put things right -- and save the lives of everyone aboard a brand new "Starship Enterprise?" Can he still become the man he used to be?

An unforgettable saga peopled by old friends and ancient enemies, "Star Trek(R) Spectre" propels Kirk on a journey of self-discovery every bit as harrowing as the cataclysmic new adventure that awaits him.

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Spectre continues the saga of Jim Kirk's remarkable second life, as an insidious menace from his past threatens a new generation of heroes. Kirk returns to Earth for the first time since his "death" on NCC 1701-B, while Captain Picard encounters the lost Starship Voyager commanded by Tom Paris. All is not what it seems, and Kirk's journey of self-discovery is as harrowing as the new adventure.… (more)

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