Like "Homecoming" (0-7434-6754-X) did for "Star Trek Voyager" and "Avatar" (0-7434-0050-X) did for "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine", "Death In Winter" picks up the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" story after the TV/movies are complete and tells all-new stories about favourite Next Generation characters and their subsequent lives. After the fall of Shinzon (as seen in the feature film, "Star Trek: Nemesis") the elite of the Romulan Empire are battling over who will seize control. Caught up in this struggle are the Kevrata, a once proud people, now strangled under Romulan domination. When a biogenetic disease threatens to wipe out their race, Starfleet assigns its new Chief Medical Officer, Dr Beverly Crusher, to aid the populace. But when she suddenly goes missing and is presumed dead, Jean-Luc Picard must race to try and locate Crusher and help find a cure for the disease that could kill millions.