Teska, a Vulcan child raised on Earth, is destined to play a crucial role in the reunification of the Vulcan and Romulan peoples.
While Spock escorts his young niece back to Vulcan for her betrothal ceremony, he strives to help her understand both her Vulcan heritage and her growing telepathic abilities.
But when an unplanned mind meld reveals the true identity of a deadly assassin to Teska, she and Spock find themselves the target of a Rigelian criminal network.
With the Enterprise light-years away, Spock and his niece must go on the run, pursued by a conspiracy determined to end Teska's future before it has even begun.
---------------------------------------IT WAS A MODULATED ELECTRONIC BURST THAT LASTED NO MORE THAN A SECOND
Captain Spock remained perfectly still, wondering if he would hear it again - and he did, a moment later. The third time he heard the sound, he was certain that he recognized it.Phaser fire!
As quietly as possible, Spock rose. His ears told him that five assassins were creeping through the lodge, intent upon killing him and Teska. Armed with phasers, they could vaporize the bodies and leave no trace at all ....