Star Trek: The Fall, Simon & Schuster and Pocket Books’ five-part mini-series, continues today with the release of book four, The Poisoned Chalice. Penned by James Swallow (Star Trek: Titan – Synthesis), it follows on from David Mack’s A Ceremony of Losses and sets the stage for the finale, Peaceable Kingdoms, by Dayton Ward.
Here’s a synopsis direct from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books:
“One simple act, and the troubles of the United Federation of Planets have grown darker overnight. The mystery behind the heinous terrorist attack that has rocked the Federation to its core grows ever deeper, and William Riker finds himself beset by rumors and half-truths as the U.S.S. Titan is ordered back to Earth on emergency orders from the admiralty. Soon, Riker finds himself drawn into a game of political intrigue, bearing witness to members of Starfleet being detained—including people he considered friends—pending an investigation at the highest levels. And while Riker tries to navigate the corridors of power, Titan’s tactical officer, Tuvok, is given a series of clandestine orders that lead him into a gray world of secrets, lies, and deniable operations. Who can be trusted when the law falls silent and justice becomes a quest for revenge? For the crew of the U.S.S. Titan, the search for answers will become a battle for every ideal the Federation stands for. . .”