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You Name It, This Books Got It!!,
This review is from: Section 31: Rogue Bk. 2 (Star Trek: The Next Generation) (Mass Market Paperback)
To surmise, this book is perhaps the strongest installment of the Section 31 series. TNG has had the advantage which many other of the series lack, a much bigger universe to play in. Voyager has to stick to the Delta Quadrant, DS9 has somehow to involve (in its relaunch book series) other storylines, the Original series is the only other series that has some room to develop, but TNG does it the best.
The book basicly follows the plot that a planet which is about to vote on whether or not to join the Federation become embroiled in a conspiracy involving Section 31, the Romulans and the crew of the USS Enterprise. Pretty soon the crew are flying into cloaked bases, subspace black holes and planets that make Vulcan look the Caribbean. The ending is well handled, do the bad guys get away? To find out that you will have to read it yourself, but you will be hooked all the way.
The character development within the book is handled masterfully. Picard and his two Academy friends as they turn against one another is developed successfully, conflict is created between what they remember their past selves being like and what they have become. The Romulans are as mysterious as always and true to form have a few spanners to throw in the works, serving to push the excitement and mystery of the book into warp speed. Despite the hype about the character Hawk, i found him to be pretty run of the mill, nothing spectacular, and as for his tough decisions, they are overrated.
Overall i would very much recommend this book for anyone out there. If you are a fan of TNG, Section 31, Romulans or all intergallactic phenomena then read on.
This book is by far the strongest additon to the Section 31 series. Set phasers to fun.