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Captain Picard defends the Federation against the Changeling threat!

Behind Enemy Lines is a Pocket TNG novel – the first novel in The Dominion War series – written by John Vornholt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1998.


From the book jacket
From the Gamma Quadrant they came – hordes of fierce Jem'Hadar warriors commanded by the mysterious Changelings, who will stop at nothing to achieve victory over both the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon Empire. Now that the Dominion has entered into an unholy alliance with the Cardassian military regime and seized control of Deep Space Nine, Starfleet finds itself fighting a losing war against unbeatable odds. As mighty fleets clash in the deadly battleground of space, the fate of the entire Alpha Quadrant hangs in the balance.
The USS Enterprise-E is patrolling the Cardassian border, bracing for the joint Dominion-Cardassian offensive that Starfleet knows will come soon, when Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew are reunited with a former crewmate, friend, and enemy: Ro Laren. The onetime officer, who defected from Starfleet to join the rebel Maquis, brings disturbing news. Deep behind enemy lines, the Dominion is attempting to build an artificial wormhole that will allow them to bypass the mined Bajoran wormhole and bring fresh reinforcements into the Alpha Quadrant, altering the balance of power irrevocably. If Captain Picard cannot stop the project, the new wormhole will guarantee the ultimate victory of the Dominion!

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Background information

  • The novel's title does not appear on its cover, where it is identified as The Dominion War, Book One. Behind Enemy Lines appears only on the interior page header, and identifies the book in Pocket's backlist.
  • An extract from this novel appeared in Star Trek Monthly issue 47.
  • According to author John Vornholt, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was developing a similar storyline at the time, but dropped it after his story received approval from Paramount. (Voyages of Imagination, p. 440)


Jean-Luc Picard 
William T. Riker 
Lieutenant Commander.
Deanna Troi 
Lieutenant Commander.
Beverly Crusher 
Geordi La Forge 
Lieutenant Commander.
Ro Laren 
Alyssa Ogawa
Sam Lavelle

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First novel in series Star Trek: The Dominion War #2: Call to Arms (DS9)
The Captain's Table #2: Dujonian's Hoard Pocket TNG
Unnumbered novels
 The Dominion War #3: Tunnel Through the Stars