(Book #68 of Star Trek )
When a convert Elasian mining operation interferes with a Federation geological expedition, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise™ are dispatched to the planet Rakatan to mediate between the rival parties. The Elasian Dohman claims that the planet and its dilithium deposits are hers. But the geologists warn that if Rakatan Mons -- the galaxy's largest stratovolcano -- should erupt while the Elasians are mining its flanks, no amount of dilithium will save them.
While Lt. Commander Uhura and a landing party struggle to determine if the Dohlman's claim is true, Captain Kirk puts his ship on the line to keep the two ships from each other's throats. Soon, however, concerns over the planet's ownership are overshadowed by the arrival of a hostile Elasian armada and a cataclysmic volcanic explosion on the surface that threatens all parties with a deadly shower of destruction...
  • Pocket Books/Star Trek | 
  • 288 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743420198 | 
  • September 2000

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About the Author

L.A. Graf

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.