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Enterprise to the rescue! Kirk must save both a planet and McCoy's daughter!

Crisis on Centaurus is a Pocket TOS novel – #28 in the numbered series – written by Brad Ferguson. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in March 1986.

Summary[]

From the book jacket
Massive computer malfunctions are plaguing the Enterprise when Kirk suddenly receives a shocking message from Starfleet Command: Centaurus has been bombed and annihilated; thousands are dead. Give whatever help you can. Centaurus is a beautiful, peaceful planet, home to many Humans – including McCoy's daughter Joanna.
The crew risks beaming down to investigate. But Kirk is thrown into a deadly struggle between violent enemy terrorists and vengeful Centaurians. Now Lt. Uhura, left alone in command, must jeopardize the crippled Enterprise to save Centaurus, Kirk – and Joanna McCoy!.

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Background information[]

Characters[]

Main[]

James T. Kirk
Captain
Spock
Leonard McCoy
Montgomery Scott
Uhura
Hikaru Sulu

Other[]

Joanna McCoy
Nurse
MacPherson
Chief
Peter Siderakis
Navigator
Saul Weinstein

References[]

Barnard
Hospital ship.
Centaurus
Fourth planet in the Alpha Centauri system.
USS Conrad
Scout ship.
USS Constitution
in drydock.
USS Cook County
small impulse-only cargo craft.
Edith Cavell
Red Cross rescue ship – British Confederacy – destroyed.
Named for famous British World War I nurse and humanitarian.
USS Gagarin
Scout class – former posting of Montgomery Scott – decommissioned.
USS Farragut
former posting of James T. Kirk.
USS Hood
New Athens
capital city of Centaurus (destroyed).
Sakharov
Red Cross rescue ship – Eurasian Union – destroyed.
Named for the Nobel Prize winning physicist Andrei Sakharov. A shuttlecraft Sakharov was often seen on TNG.
Semmelweiss
Hospital ship.
Thomas Dooley
Red Cross rescue ship – USA – destroyed.
Tutu
Hospital ship.

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