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Continuing the all-new adventure spanning all of Star Trek history!
The Brave and the Bold, Book Two is a Star Trek novel – the second in The Brave and the Bold duology – written by Keith R.A. DeCandido. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in January 2003.
- From the book jacket
- Two of the Malkus Artifacts – used as deadly weapons millennia ago – have been uncovered since their discovery in the 22nd century. Now in the 24th century, two more artifacts lie in wait, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting galaxy...
- While on their shakedown cruise, Captain Kathryn Janeway and the Starship Voyager discover the third artifact in the Demilitarized Zone – in the hands of the Maquis! With the aid of Captain Robert DeSoto of the USS Hood, Voyager security chief Lieutenant Tuvok infiltrates the Maquis, and must gain the trust of cell leaders Chakotay and Cal Hudson before the terrorists use the artifact to throw the DMZ into chaos!
- When the final artifact is unearthed on Narendra III, it leads to several mysterious disappearances throughout Federation and Klingon space – including Federation Ambassadors Spock and Worf. Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise joins forces with Captain Klag of the IKS Gorkon – but even the greatest vessels of two nations may not be enough when the deadly secret of the final artifact is revealed!
- The final part features the crew of the IKS Gorkon introduced by author DeCandido in the Pocket TNG novel Diplomatic Implausibility; their return was due to the strong positive response to that earlier novel, and led directly to the creation of the IKS Gorkon series following soon after. (Afterword)
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