Star Trek: The Next Generation: Losing the Peace, by William Leisner
Following the events in the Destiny Trilogy, the Federation is trying to pick up the pieces after the recent Borg invasion. Numerous people are dead, missing, or homeless. And while Dr. Beverly Crusher is asked to help with a relief effort, Captain Picard and the rest of the Enterprise crew must deal with a political nightmare.
The previous Star Trek installments have been very dark, dealing with the Borg invasion and the loss of so many. But thankfully, even in the midst of struggling for survival, there remains hope and an overall positive outlook that I’ve been missing.
Leisner has a firm grasp of the characters; Beverly’s flashbacks are especially moving. And Chen has become a new favorite of mine with her family situation. I’m looking forward to seeing not only what the future holds for the Federation, but also with the individuals’ lives aboard the Enterprise. Change is certainly the constant among the Enterprise crew since the Shinzon disaster.
While the action and adventure aren’t the main focus in this story, it’s more about the individuals and how the fallout has affected them and their families. But the story is never slow. In fact, it was a captivating and enjoyable read. Make sure to pick this one up, after you’ve read the Destiny Trilogy.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Losing the Peace releases June 30, 2009 from Pocket Books.