Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed
by Tim Bradstreet
This is not new news in terms of the book’s release (which occurred in fall 2014). However, this project did slip between the cracks so . . . Better late than never – Especially considering the GREAT reviews this novel has received. Read on!
The pulse-pounding new Star Trek thriller from David Mack—a direct sequel to the New York Times bestselling series, The Fall!
— Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, and answerable to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group committed to safeguarding the Federation at any cost. Doctor Julian Bashir sacrificed his career for a chance to infiltrate Section 31 and destroy it from within. Now it’s asking him to help it stop the Breen from stealing a dangerous new technology from the Mirror Universe—one that could give the Breen control over the galaxy. It’s a mission Bashir can’t refuse—but is it really the shot he’s been waiting for? Or is it a trap from which even his genetically enhanced intellect can’t escape? —
I ended up doing 2 versions. The superior first version, and the published version (which ain’t at all bad). Pocket Books did what they could to get the rights to use the photo-reference I picked for Alexander Siddig on the first pass. We were confident we wouldn’t encounter much resistance but at the 11th hour our confidence evaporated when the powers that be said – Negative. So we had to scramble . . . Even so, I think we did a fine job. I’ll drop a look at the rejected version next.
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