While investigating a possible way home, the Voyager opens communications with an alien race, the Verunans. When old enemies of the Verunans attack, the crew of the Voyager is caught in the battle. The sixth book in the Star Trek: Voyager series.
When sensors indicate a possible wormhole nearby, Captain Janeway is eager to investigate, hoping to find a shortcut back to Federation space. Instead, she discovers a star system being systematically pillaged by the warlike Akerians. Janeway has no desire to get caught up in someone else's war, but in order to the check on the possibilities offered by the wormhole -- and to save the innocent people of Veruna Four -- Voyager has no choice but to challenge the Akerians.
The last thing Janeway wants is to be caught up in someone else's war, but to check out the wormhole - and to protect the innocent inhabitants of Veruna Four - she has no choice but to take on the Akerians.
But who knows what unexpected dangers lurk beneath the crimson glow of the murdered sun?