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On his first mission, Worf is caught between the Federation and the Klingon Empire!

Line of Fire is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the second novel in the series, and the first of a two-part story – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in October 1993.


From the book jacket
Mysterious space raiders are threatening the joint Federation-Klingon colony on the remote planet of Dantar, and pitting the two sides against each other. Worf and his fellow first year cadets – Zak, Tania, Soleta, and Mark – have accompanied their teacher to observe the negotiation process, but soon find themselves in the middle of an intergalactic dispute.
Just as Worf and the other cadets arrive, they discover the Klingon Empire has sent its own diplomatic team, including Klingon cadets, to investigate the attacks. As the cadets from Starfleet Academy come face to face with their Klingon counterparts, tensions quickly mount as each side accuses the other of staging the raids.
While a deadly space battle rages overhead, Worf will face his ultimate test as his Klingon heritage and future in Starfleet collide.

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Background information

  • Several of the characters, such as Mark McHenry and Zak Kebron, later appear as main characters in the Star Trek: New Frontier series.


Mark McHenry
Zak Kebron
Captain Taggert
Tania Tobias


Repulse, USS

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