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Captain Picard is lured into a daring adventure! Told in his own words!

Dujonian's Hoard is a Pocket TNG novel – the second novel in The Captain's Table series – written by Michael Jan Friedman. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in June 1998.


From the book jacket
There's a bar called "The Captain's Table," where those who have commanded mighty vessels of every shape and era can meet, relax, and share a friendly drink or two with others of their calling. Sometimes a brawl may break out but it's all in the family, more or less. Just remember, the first round of drinks is always paid for with a story… even if you're Jean-Luc Picard.
For more than two hundred years archaeologists and treasure hunters have dreamed of Dujonian's Hoard, a fabled trove of priceless historical artifacts that may contain technology that will shift the galactic balance of power. A dream was all the hoard seemed – until a former Starfleet officer goes in search of the treasure and turns up missing. Now everyone from Romulans to Cardassians to an enigmatic female starship captain is looking for Richard Brant, including Worf and Captain Picard, who have gone deep undercover on a secret Starfleet mission to rescue Brant, if he's even still alive…

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Background information

  • Although author Friedman enjoyed having fun with the concept, he noted that "in retrospect I think there are probably other or equally more interesting things I could have done with that set up, had I taken the assignment [to create a "sea shanty"-type story] less literally" (Voyages of Imagination, p. 426)
  • An extract from this novel appeared in Star Trek Monthly issue 42.
  • A solicitation cover for this novel showed a slightly different trade dress for the series, with the various 'A's in the series title replaced with Starfleet insignia from different eras. The published version replaces only the first 'A', and has a different arrangement for the printed indicia.

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