Star Trek: The Original Series
The Arctic Circle, 1845: Escaping the tyranny under which their people have lived for generations, aliens from a distant planet crash-land on Earth’s inhospitable frozen wastes. Surviving the harsh conditions will pose a challenge, but over time the aliens will migrate to more populated areas, with decades passing as they work to conceal their presence from their former oppressors, who continue to hunt them at any cost.
San Francisco, 2283: When a mysterious craft is detected entering the solar system, Admiral James Kirk is dispatched by Starfleet to confront the vessel. He meets with an emissary from the Iramahl, a previously unknown alien race who have come in search of their brothers and sisters thought to have gone missing in this area of space centuries earlier. Having recently thrown off the last chains of subjugation by another species, the Ptaen, they now believe their lost people hold the key to saving their entire race from eventual extinction.
New York, 1970: Roberta Lincoln, young protégé of the mysterious agent Gary Seven, is shocked when she receives the oddest request for help—from the future….
An all-new adventure from history’s shadow!
As the tagline implies, Elusive Salvation is a semi-sorta sequel to my Star Trek novel from 2013, From History’s Shadow. I had a lot of fun writing the first book, and it seemed that most folks liked it. Though I hadn’t intended to revisit any of the characters or storylines I set up in the earlier book, an opportunity to do just that arose, so I decided to go for it. I tried to write it so it could largely stand on it own, so while you’ll get more out of this book if you read the first novel, I don’t know that I’d call it “essential” to the enjoyment of this one. Mileage may vary, of course.
Will there be a third trek into the shadows of history? One never knows for certain, but I will say this much: While I didn’t write the first book with an eye toward sequels, if you get to the last page of this one and you don’t want Book 3? I haven’t done my job. All I’m sayin’.
In addition to providing a permanent home for links to find and order the book, this entry also will serve as the book’s “official” Q&A thread. Those of you who want to chat about the book, feel free to post your questions/etc. to the comments section. For those of you who’ve found this page and perhaps not yet read the book, BEWARE THAT SPOILERS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.