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Enigma is a Star Trek: Stargazer novel – the fifth novel in the series – written by Michael Jan Friedman. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in August 2004.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Without warning, a Starfleet ship is overwhelmed by a mysterious, alien aggressor – one who appears to possess an intimate knowledge of the vessel's tactical technology. Then a second Starfleet ship is attacked. And a third.
Twenty-eight-year-old Jean-Luc Picard, captain of the USS Stargazer – a Constellation-class starship – is ordered to help form a desperate line of defense against the aggressor. But it seems nothing can stop the aliens' headlong plunge into the heart of the Federation.
Or rather, nothing in front of them can. Trailing one of the alien attack formations is a tiny Starfleet shuttle with a half dozen crewmembers aboard. One of them is Picard's first officer and best friend, Gilaad Ben Zoma.
Another is Arlen McAteer, the ambitious admiral who has made it his business to relieve Picard of his command.
Can Ben Zoma and McAteer work together to unlock the secret of the alien assault? Or will their differences sabotage their effort – and deprive the Federation of its last hope for survival?

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Characters Edit

Jean-Luc Picard 
Captain of Stargazer
Gilaad Ben Zoma 
XO of Stargazer.
Urajel 
Andorian lieutenant aboard the Stargazer.
Goetz
Nikolas
Hanta
Arlen McAteer

References Edit

Andorian
transporter

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