The first novel in my Star Trek trilogy, released monthly during the the 50th anniversary year for the series!
Continuing the milestone 50th anniversary celebration of Star Trek—an epic trilogy that stretches from the events of The Original Series movie The Search for Spock to The Next Generation!
When Klingon commander Kruge died in combat against James T. Kirk on the Genesis planet back in 2285, he left behind a powerful house in disarray—and a series of ticking time bombs: the Phantom Wing, a secret squadron of advanced Birds-of-Prey; a cabal of loyal officers intent on securing his heritage; and young Korgh, his thwarted would-be heir, willing to wait a Klingon lifetime to enact his vengeance.
Now, one hundred years later, while on a diplomatic mission for the United Federation of Planets, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the USS Enterprise are snared in the aged Korgh’s trap—and thrust directly in the middle of an ancient conflict. But as Commander Worf soon learns, Korgh may be after far bigger game than anyone imagines, confronting the Federation-Klingon alliance with a crisis unlike any it has ever seen!
Since seeing Star Trek III and VI — and the later Klingon Empire episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation — I had always longed to tell a story that laced the two eras together, showing how much the relationship between the Klingons and the Federation had changed. I also wanted to craft a political thriller, interlaced with heavy doses of action and a look at parts of Klingon society we rarely saw on screen.
After nearly two years’ work, Star Trek: Prey is the result — a trilogy releasing monthly as…
- Book 1: Hell’s Heart
- Book 2: The Jackal’s Trick
- Book 3: The Hall of Heroes
Spanning exactly a hundred years, we see Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and the original Enterprise crew — and how events in their time go on to impact Picard, Riker, Worf, and the Next Generation era. At the root: the legacy of Commander Kruge, who never would have tolerated the future Klingon/Federation alliance — and the many who sought control of his powerful warrior house. The Klingons, as most know, have a proverb about revenge being a dish best served cold; Star Trek: Prey shows just how long some very motivated people will wait to serve it!