Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books has just announced that it will release Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown on January 27, 2015, and StarTrek.com has an exclusive First Look at the cover (art by Mark Rademaker) as well as details about the upcoming adventure by New York Times bestselling author John Jackson Miller.

Here's the synopsis, direct from the publisher:

When renegade Federation starships begin wreaking destruction across the Alpha Quadrant, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are shocked to discover that the mastermind behind this sudden threat is none other than Picard’s protégé and friend: Admiral William T. Riker. The newly minted admiral is on board the U.S.S. Aventine as part of a special assignment, even as the mystery deepens behind his involvement in the growing crisis. But the Aventine is helmed by Captain Ezri Dax—someone who is no stranger to breaking Starfleet regulations—and her starship is by far the faster vessel . . . and Riker cannot yield even to his former mentor. It’s a battle of tactical geniuses and a race against time as Picard struggles to find answers before the quadrant’s great powers violently retaliate against the Federation. . .

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Takedown will run 368 pages and be available as a mass market paperback and eBook. It will cost $7.99 in the U.S. and $9.99 in Canada. Click HERE to pre-order the book from Amazon.com.

 

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