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Sisko is reunited with his old crew – but one of them cannot be trusted!

Saratoga is a Pocket DS9 novel – #18 in the numbered series – written by Michael Jan Friedman. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1996.

Sisko meets the survivors of his previous posting, the USS Saratoga, at the launch of its successor.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
When the Borg destroyed the USS Saratoga at Wolf 359, killing Captain Sisko's beloved wife, one chapter in his life came to a tragic end. Now painful memories are reawakened when the USS Defiant carries the survivors of the Saratoga to an important Starfleet ceremony. But Sisko's bittersweet reunion with his old crewmates is cut short when an unexpected malfunction threatens the Defiant as well as the lives of everyone aboard. Even worse, evidence suggests that the accident was caused by deliberate sabotage.
Has one of Sisko's oldest friends betrayed them all? Sisko and Dax must uncover the truth before death claims the survivors of the Saratoga.

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Background information Edit

Characters Edit

Canon characters listed below are linked to the main article about them. Non-canon characters are not linked, but those that recurred, appearing or being mentioned in more than one story, are defined further in Pocket DS9 characters.

Regular and recurring characters Edit

Benjamin Sisko 
Starfleet captain, the CO of Deep Space 9.
Kira Nerys
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Jake Sisko
Miles O'Brien

Other characters Edit

Former Saratoga tactical officer.
Previously identified in the novelization of DS9: "Emissary" as Hranok. Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment combined the two names into Hranok Zar.

References Edit

Battle of Wolf 359; Crazy Horse, USS; Endeavour, USS; Gorkon, USS; Zapata, USS

External link Edit

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Numbered novels
#19: The Tempest
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