Star Trek: Picard: Second Self – Book Review

Star Trek: Picard: Second Self by Una McCormack

Synopsis:
Following the explosive events seen in season one of Star Trek: Picard, Raffi Musiker finds herself torn between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or something a little more tame—teaching at the Academy, perhaps. The decision is made for her though when a message from an old contact—a Romulan spy—is received, asking for immediate aid. With the help of Elnor and assistance from Jean-Luc Picard, Raffi decides to take on this critical mission—and quickly learns that past sins never stay buried. Finding the truth will be complicated, and deadly…

Review:
I can’t get enough of the Picard series characters! Raffi and Elnor were fast favorites. This story focuses mostly on Raffi. An adventure set between the first and second season of Picard, as well as earlier in her Starfleet career, and then even further back for a tale set during the Bajoran Occupation. With Romulans, Cardassians, and Bajorans – Raffi has her hands full in this investigation into a mystery spanning decades. It sounds a bit confusing, but it’s all set on the same world and all ties together at the end. McCormack does an amazing job of character building… and building suspense. From political intrigue to captivating personal drama – it’s an engaging and unpredictable novel that fans won’t want to miss.

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