a Star Trek novella
written by Holly Trueblood
Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise had already flown toward the "second star to the right and straight on 'till morning." Now they have returned to Earth, ready for retirement or other assignments, only to find Earth and the Federation in chaos, Vulcan threatening withdrawal, and an outcry for the dismantling of Startleet. The President wants Kirk to use his fame and charisma to help hold both the Federation and Startleet together. But a mysterious, dark-skinned woman in an elaborate headdress has an even greater challenge for him, a challenge that calls for great personal sacrifice and carries with it only her word that it will "fix" the situation. Whose "offer" will he accept? Which path will he choose for his final years? And will James T. Kirk truly "die alone?"148 pages with a cover by Christine Myers
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