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An enigmatic stranger holds the key to a decades-old mystery – and a galactic quest for vengeance…

The Children of Hamlin is a Pocket TNG novel – #3 in the numbered series – written by Carmen Carter. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in November 1988.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
The Hamlin Massacre – every Starfleet officer knows the tale. The tiny Federation outpost of Hamlin was destroyed, its entire adult population ruthlessly slaughtered, before the first defense shields could be raised. Even worse, the colony's children disappeared without a trace, abducted by the aliens who attacked with a ferocity and speed that outmatched their Starfleet pursuers.
Now, fifty years later, the Choraii ships have appeared again. But this time the Federation is ready; this time the Choraii must pay for what they need. The precious metals can only be bought with the Hamlin children still living with their captors.
This time the Choraii must face Captain Jean-Luc Picard – and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise-D

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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 TNG characters.

Regular and recurring characters Edit

Jean-Luc Picard
Beverly Crusher
Wesley Crusher
Natasha Yar

Other characters Edit

Human woman rescued from the Choraii.
Phil Manin
Lisa Iovino
Andrew Deelor 

References Edit

B Flat 
Choraii sphere ship.
D Major 
Choraii sphere ship.
Romulan battle cruiser, destroyed.
USS Ferrel 
Constellation-class vessel, severely damaged with only 30 survivors. The vessel had been commanded by Captain Phil Manin.
Freighter under Captain Bucher.

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