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In an isolated Star Fleet research lab, something has broken loose. Something that wants to be found. Something that hungers…

Bloodthirst is a Pocket TOS novel – #37 in the numbered series – written by J.M. Dillard. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1987.


From the book jacket
A class one medical emergency summons the Enterprise to the Federation outpost Tanis. There, a grisly surprise awaits them. Two of the lab's three researchers are dead, their bodies entirely drained of blood. There are no clues. No records of their research. No remnants of their work.
There is only the outpost's sole survivor, Dr. Jeffrey Adams. A man with a secret that will rock the very foundations of Starfleet… and a terrible, all-consuming hunger that will bring death to the crew of the starship Enterprise.

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Captain of the Enterprise
Chief surgeon aboard the Enterprise, briefly watched over Jeffrey Adams.
Christine Chapel 
Nurse aboard the Enterprise, infected with disease by Jeffrey Adams.
Pavel Chekov 
Navigator aboard the Enterprise and self professed experts on vampires (which he pronounces in a Russian accent as "wam-pires").
Jonathon Stanger 
Former lieutenant and security chief of the USS Columbia. Now a security officer with the rank of ensign on the Enterprise.
Andorian Security officer with the rank of ensign aboard the USS Enterprise.
Quince Waverleigh 
Starfleet Admiral, friend of Captain Kirk.
Rodrigo Mendez 
Starfleet Admiral, father of Yoshi Takhumara. Brother of Commodore José I. Mendez.
Jeffrey Adams 
Sole survivor of the three Tanis outpost researchers.
Yoshi Takhumara 
Dead researcher on the outpost Tanis.
Lara Krovozhadny 
Dead researcher on the outpost Tanis.
Dead Vulcan researcher on the outpost Tanis.
Lisa Nguyen 
Security officer on the Enterprise. Promoted to lieutenant j.g. and placed second in command of security by Ingrit Tomson and Captain Kirk.
Ingrit Tomson 
Chief of security aboard the Enterprise. From the planet Valhalla.


USS Arlington (β
Former command of Quince Waverleigh.
Brass Ring 
USS Columbia 
Previous assignment of Jonathon Stanger as chief of security.
Scout vessel with 32 crew.
Planet that hosts a Federation outpost, where Adams, Takhumara, Krovozhadny, and Sepek conducted biological research.

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