So, apparently this started showing up, yesterday.
Most of you know that Peaceable Kingdoms is my forthcoming Star Trek novel, and the fifth and final installment of the five-book miniseries known as The Fall. The first two novels, David R. George III’s Revelation and Dust and The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack, are already out, and the third book, David Mack’s A Ceremony of Losses, will begin showing up in stores pretty much any day now. The fourth book, Jim Swallow’s The Poisoned Chalice, isn’t due out until the end of November and mine will follow on December 31st, so all of that is why I now warn you that THE FOLLOWING BACK COVER TEXT CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR OTHER NOVELS IN THE SERIES.
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Back cover text:
Following the resolution of the fertility crisis that nearly caused their extinction, the Andorian people now stand ready to rejoin the United Federation of Planets. The return of one of its founding member worlds is viewed by many as the first hopeful step beyond the uncertainty and tragedy that have overshadowed recent events in the Alpha Quadrant. But as the Federation looks to the future and the special election to name President Bacco’s permanent successor, time is running out to apprehend those responsible for the respected leader’s brutal assassination. Even as elements of the Typhon Pact are implicated for the murder, Admiral William Riker holds key knowledge of the true assassins— a revelation that could threaten the fragile Federation-Cardassian alliance.
Questions and concerns also continue to swell around Bacco’s interim successor, Ishan Anjar, who uses the recent bloodshed to further a belligerent, hawkish political agenda against the Typhon Pact. With the election looming, Riker dispatches his closest friend, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, in a desperate attempt to uncover the truth. But as Picard and the Enterprise crew pursue the few remaining clues, Riker must act on growing suspicions that someone within Ishan’s inner circle has been in league with the assassins from the very beginning . . . .
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Okay. So, now that this is out in the wild, I stand ready to evade your questions.