Chapter OneNot every crisis,
Admiral Uhura believed, begins with exploding planets or even a starship battle. Sometimes it is the things we cannot see that cause the greatest harm.
"Joshua Lederberg," McCoy said, glowering at her from the comm screen in her office at Starfleet Intelligence, "Twentieth-century Earth geneticist. Said something to the effect that the single biggest threat to man's continued dominance in the universe is the virus. They were here long before us, they'll be here long after we're gone."
"So you will help us, then," Uhura said.
"Yes. Repeat: No."
Uhura frowned back at...