Brinkmanship, the eighth installment in Simon & Schuster’s Star Trek: Typhon Pact saga, will arrive in bookstores on Tuesday. Penned by Una McCormack, who knows her way around the DS9 novel universe, Brinkmanship is a TNG tale that also finds Ezri Dax front and center.

Here’s the synopsis straight from Simon & Schuster:

The Venette Convention has always remained independent, but it is about to become the flashpoint for a tense military standoff between the two power blocs now dominating interstellar space—the United Federation of Planets and the recently formed Typhon Pact. The Venetan government turns to the Typhon Pact’s Tzenkethi Coalition for protection in the new order, and has agreed to allow three of their supply bases for Tzenkethi use. But these bases—if militarized—would put Tzenkethi weapons unacceptably close to Federation, Cardassian, and Ferengi space. While Captain Ezri Dax and the crew of the U.S.S. Aventine are sent to investigate exactly what is happening at one of the Venette bases, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the U.S.S. Enterprise are assigned to a diplomatic mission sent to the Venette homeworld in order to broker a mutually acceptable resolution. But the Cardassian delegates don’t seem particularly keen on using diplomacy to resolve the situation, which soon spirals out of control toward all-out war…

Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Brinkmanship runs 352-pages and will be available in the mass market paperback and eBook formats for $7.99. Click HERE to pre-order.

Simon & Schuster
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Una McCormack
Typhon Pact
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