Join the crew of the Starship Enterprise in this exciting Star Trek adventure as they are busy with a crucial mission—assisting a determined band of pioneers colonize a harsh and unforgiving world and protect the planet’s precious resources for the sake of the entire Federation.
Months after their departure from Earth, the struggling colonists have barely established a precarious hold on their new planet Belle Terre. Fierce cyclones, storms, landslides, and flash floods make survival a never-ending challenge. While Captain James T. Kirk and the Starship Enterprise patrol the sector, on guard against predatory aliens and greedy space pirates, Chekov, Uhura, and Sulu stay behind to assist the hapless settlers in their desperate battle to put down roots in the turbulent soil of an angry planet.
But the struggling colonists are intensely proud and not inclined to take orders from their Starfleet guardians. Chekov and the others find their ingenuity and diplomatic skills tested to their limits to save a people who don’t seem to want their help.
L.A. Graf is jointly made up of two people, Karen Rose Cercone and Julia Ecklar. Karen Rose is a university geo-science professor and author of the Helen Sorby-Milo Kachigan historical mystery series. Julia Ecklar is the author of the popular Noah’s Ark science fiction series originally published in Analog magazine. The two women combined as L.A. Graf have written or contributed to over twenty Star Trek novels including a national bestseller.