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Death is in the cards on Deep Space Nine.

The Big Game is a Pocket DS9 novel – #4 in the numbered series – written by Sandy Schofield. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1993.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
When Quark holds a poker tournament on Deep Space Nine someone from almost every sentient race – Klingons, Cardassians, Romulans, Vulcans, Ferengi – shows up for what is sure to be the highest-stakes game of all time. But when one player is killed, the stakes get higher than even these big-money players had counted on.
With the station rocked by subspace waves that threaten its destruction, Commander Sisko and Security Chief Odo must hunt down the killer in time to save the players, a killer who has information that can save those on board Deep Space Nine from the invisible enemy they do not even know they face, a killer who holds all the cards.

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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 commander, the CO of Deep Space 9.
Kira Nerys 
Bajoran Militia major, liaison and XO of DS9.
Julian Bashir
Jadzia Dax
Miles O'Brien
Jake Sisko
Elim Garak
Keiko O'Brien

Others Edit

George Primmin
Berlingoff Rasmussen
Etana Jol

Mentioned Edit

William T. Riker
Riker was invited to participate in the tournament, but had to send his regrets due to, according to Quark, "saving a planet or some such".
Jennifer Sisko
Geordi La Forge

References Edit

Deep Space 9; poker

External link Edit

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