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A crisis for Captain Picard – or a case for Dixon Hill, private detective?

A Hard Rain is a Pocket TNG novel written by Dean Wesley Smith. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 2002.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Captain Jean-Luc Picard has long enjoyed playing the part of Dixon Hill, a hard-boiled private eye straight out of American pulp fiction. His holographic excursions into 1940s San Francisco, a colorful world of gunplay and gangsters, provide a welcome diversion from his hefty responsibilities as a Starfleet captain.
But not this time.
The starship Enterprise has lost power and control, its own momentum carrying it ever deeper into a dangerous zone of warped space and time. And the only way out is hidden somewhere in the mean streets and back alleys of old Frisco. But so is a cold-blooded murderer…
Now Dixon Hill, alias Jean-Luc Picard, must get to the bottom of a tangled mystery that threatens the lives of everyone aboard the Enterprise!

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

Jean-Luc Picard 
Enterprise-E captain.
Beverly Crusher 
Enterprise-E CMO.
Enterprise-E Lieutenant commander
Geordi La Forge 
Enterprise-E Chief Engineer
Ghost Johnson
Joe "the Undertaker" Morgan
Arnie Andrews
Mr. Whelan 
Enterprise-D Officer
Mr. Evans 
Enterprise-D Officer

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holodeck, San Francisco

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