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FIRST LOOK: The Poisoned Chalice

FIRST LOOK: The Poisoned Chalice

It's official, as you can tell by our exclusive First Look at the majestic U.S.S. Titan soaring across the cover: the fourth installment in Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books' Star Trek: The Fall book series will be titled The Poisoned Chalice. Penned by James Swallow, The Poisoned Chalice will be available on November 26 as both a mass-market paperback and eBook for $7.99.

Here's a synopsis direct from Simon & Schuster:

One simple act, and the troubles of the United Federation of Planets have grown darker overnight. The mystery behind the heinous terrorist attack that has rocked the Federation to its core grows ever deeper, and William Riker finds himself beset by rumors and half-truths as the U.S.S. Titan is ordered back to Earth on emergency orders from the admiralty. Soon, Riker finds himself drawn into a game of political intrigue, bearing witness to members of Starfleet being detained—including people he considered friends—pending an investigation at the highest levels. And while Riker tries to navigate the corridors of power, Titan’s tactical officer, Tuvok, is given a series of clandestine orders that lead him into a gray world of secrets, lies, and deniable operations. Who can be trusted when the law falls silent and justice becomes a quest for revenge? For the crew of the U.S.S. Titan, the search for answers will become a battle for every ideal the Federation stands for.

Keep an eye on for additional details.