by William Shatner
Pocket Books, December, 2003.
Hardcover, 335 pages.
Captain's Blood is set in the time period just after the events of the feature film, Star Trek: Nemesis. The Romulan Empire is in chaos, after most of its Senators were assassinated by Captain Picard's clone. With the slaves of Remus ready to revolt against their Romulan masters, the Federation is worried about the effect of a civil war on interstellar trade and interplanetary relations. While giving a speech about the unification of the Vulcans and the Romulans, Ambassador Spock appears to be assassinated in front of hundreds of witnesses. Captain Kirk, his five year-old son Joseph, Dr. McCoy and Jean Luc Picard are sent on an unofficial mission to the Romulan system to investigate Spock's murder. What they find is a conspiracy that makes the threat Shinzon posed pale in comparison. Now Kirk will have to fight for the life of his young son, his best friend in the universe, and the survival of Romulan Empire.
Joined by veteran Trek writing team, Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, William Shatner turns out his best book since The Return. There is plenty of action, a good plot and appearances by everyone from Admiral Janeway to Voyager's EMH. With a cliffhanger ending, Shatner perfectly sets fans up for his next book, Captain's Glory.
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This review was published in the January-February, 2004 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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