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As night falls on Fandre, Hunter becomes Prey!

Tooth and Claw is a Pocket TNG novel – #60 in the numbered series – written by Doranna Durgin. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in February 2001.


From the book jacket
Ntignano was a populated world with a perfect sun -- until the right technology fell into the wrong hands. Now the sun is failing quickly, and the Starship USS Enterprise-D has just one chance to evacuate the fleeing refugees. Captain Jean-Luc Picard must succeed in delicate negotiations with the only people who can help them: a prickly neighboring species known as the Tsorans.
To assist in that effort, Commander Will Riker was assigned a very different diplomatic task. As a polite formality and show of good faith, he accompanied a young Tsoran prince to an exclusive hunting preserve. There, technology-damping fields and some of the galaxy's deadliest predators were supposed to test the untried noble's ability in the kaphoora – the hunt. But the shuttlecraft didn't land on Fandre; it crashed.
Now, cut off from Tsora and the Enterprise, the survivors of the disaster face the ultimate struggle for survival. Without the aid of tricorders or phasers, Riker, his royal charge, and their would-be rescuers must fight for their lives with the only weapons they can muster – spears and bat'leth, tooth and claw.

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Background information

  • The first, and only, Star Trek novel by author Doranna Durgin.
  • This novel shares thematic elements with the original series novel Shadow Lord.


Jean-Luc Picard
William T. Riker
Beverly Crusher
Deanna Troi
Geordi La Forge

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#59: Gemworld, Book Two Pocket TNG
Numbered novels
#61: Diplomatic Implausibility
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