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Treason is a Star Trek: New Frontier novel – the seventeenth book in the series – written by Peter David. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in trade paperback in April 2009.

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From the book jacket
It is a time of political upheaval and uncertainty in the New Thallonian Protectorate. Following the brutal assassination of her husband, Si Cwan, former Starfleet officer-turned-newly-appointed-Prime Minister Robin Lefler must now face the growing danger and intrigue surrounding her newborn son and heir to the noble line of Cwan. Following a harrowing assassination attempt, Robin has no choice but to flee New Thallon with her child… seeking refuge with Captain Mackenzie Calhoun and the crew of the USS Excalibur and creating a major diplomatic crisis in Sector 221-G.
The political fallout between the Federation and the New Thallonian Protectorate pales, however, in comparison to the threat of an enigmatic alien race determined to seize the infant Cwan for its own mysterious purposes. But nothing could possibly prepare Calhoun for the shocking betrayal from within – an act of treachery to aid and abet this alien race – forever altering the lives of the Excalibur crew…

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Background information Edit

  • The novel and format were formally announced at the Shore Leave convention on 11 July 2008. This was the first New Frontier novel to be published first in trade paperback format, instead of the hardback format established with Stone and Anvil. A mass-market paperback reprint was released in February 2010.
  • The novel cover debuts a new logo for the series. It replaced the logo that had been used since the first book was released in 1997, although that logo appeared on the original solicitation cover for the novel.
  • Cover art by Jerry Vanderstelt, design by Alan Dingman.

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