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Shadows on the Sun by Michael Jan Friedman
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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, theEnterprise TM 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 Susan, and McCoy is caught in an explosive civil war, the only one with the power to save the woman who once nearly destroyed him.… (more)



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I'm not sure where the title comes from, but this book is all about Dr. McCoy. His past before Starfleet, his early days in Starfleet are all set against one of the last missions of the Enterprise before they all retired. Set after the Star Trek: Nemesis movie. ( )
  Karlstar | May 24, 2015 |
I read it 2 or 3 times before it disappeared from my bookshelf. Bones was always one of my favorite characters, and this story really stuck with me. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
I read it 2 or 3 times before it disappeared from my bookshelf. Bones was always one of my favorite characters, and this story really stuck with me. ( )
  CharityBradford | Apr 1, 2014 |
A Great read till the very end. I couldn't put it down. ( )
  BrandenSiegle | Mar 2, 2008 |
McCoy is an often-overlooked member of the Star Trek triumvirate, and this book richly remedies that with a plot dealing with the Enterprise's mission to mediate a peace on a planet where assassination is a time-honored and highly-skilled tradition. McCoy is disconcerted to find that his ex-wife, whom he still loves and is whom he fled to Star Fleet to forget, is a member of the mediation team with her husband. What follows does much to expand on McCoy's character, past and motivations. It's also quite a good story. ( )
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For my father-in-law, Marvin Laxer, who never took no for an answer.
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On the Federation member-planet Ssan, there is a drop of blood.
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"The Ssani won't negotiate. Not with the government, not with us, not with anybody."

Commodore Montoya leaned back in her chair, mistake to underestimate the difficulty of what the Federation asking of you."

"However?" suggested Kirk.
"However," said Montoya, "we are still asking."
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