This Gray Spirit (Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma, Book 2)
A four-book odyssey of space exploration, political intrigue, religious schism, deadly conspiracies and startling revelations, this is Deep Space Nine at its best. An alien species whose unique biology holds the key to another race's survival is torn by internal strife, and the Defiant crew is caught in the middle of a genocidal civil war. Meanwhile, back on space station Deep Space Nine, the political intrigue intensifies as Colonel Kira finds herself compelled to help the warlike people who ravaged her planet, and against whom she has fought almost her entire life.
ST-DS9: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit
By Joe Zika "Khemprof" - October 14, 2002
Star Trek - Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma: This Gray Spirit written by Heather Jarman is a character-driven book with a deep rich narrative making this one of the better Star Trek book series to date.What I liked about this book is how descriptive and detailed the character-driven narrative is, making an enjoyable entertaining read. The distinctive merit of this fascinating book lies in its lively portrayal of a varied and eccentric cast of characters along with the cast of the regulars in this series. This book is spiced just right for your reading pleasure and the story moves quickly, political intrigue escalates to a fever pitch as Gul Macet (Gul Dukat's brother) arrives on Deep Space Nine with an unexpected passenger. Now on a mission of peace and hope, old wounds seem to fester between the Cardassian's Ambassador Natima Lang and Colonel Kira Nerys, now in charge of Deep space Nine. There is also an interesting sub-plot between Ro and Kira as Ro is charged with more... read more
Slow and steady
By Elim Garak - May 30, 2003
I tried to really sum up this book in my subject line, 'Slow and Steady', because essentially that is how the book is. Heather Jarman has written a great 2nd novel in the Mission Gamma series, and considering that it is her first book, it is a commendable achievement.The story begins with the Defiant exploring the Gamma Quadrant, and they become trapped in some sort of nanotechnology minefield. A friendly races arrives to help them, called the Yrthny, and the Defiant heads back to their homeworld for repairs. In their efforts to the repair the Defiant, the crew become drawn into the internal affairs of the Yrthny, which is an interesitng political situation.On DS9, the political manouverings continue, and we mainly see them from Kira's perspective. Into the plot also enters the Cardassians, led by Ambassador Natima Lang and Gul Macet, a close relative of the late Gul Dukat. Some old wounds are reopened, but above all we see the two races trying their hardest to achieve peace,... read more
This is likely the best DS9 novel I've read to date.
By Jonathan Burgoine "bookseller" - September 7, 2002
When pocket books began its relaunch of the DS9 series, starting where the series ended, I was interested in seeing where they'd go with the cast of characters, and also who they would add in to cover the gaps left by the show's finale.
Including Lieutenant Ro as the new chief of security was a stroke of intelligence, but I'm begginning to think the two really strong moves of this new series were the transfer of Ezri Dax to the command branch, and the inclusion of an Andorian science officer, Ensign Thirishar ch'Thane. This is their novel, for the most part, though the continuing plot of Bajor's potential entrance into the Federation is given as much time.
ch'Thane's and Dax are contending with coming up with an objective third-party solution to an internal conflict with a people the Defiant crew have located in the Gamma Quadrant. The parallels that pop up in both their lives are wonderful: for ch'Thane, there is a biological riddle here that is similar to the... read more
A boy looks up. He sees a Cardassian's hand on his shoulder and knows that this is usually a prelude to a beating or, if he is fortunate enough, arrest. The boy knows how many disappeared during the ...