Wednesday 1 April 2020

Doctor McCoy dilemma in latest TOS novel

Simon and Schuster have announced a new forthcoming Star Trek book, the latest TOS novel from Greg Cox. A Contest of Principles will be a five-year-mission era tale focusing on Doctor McCoy and Nurse Chapel; an extraordinary timely selection, when I'm sure we're all ready to celebrate the work of the medical professions! Here's the blurb:
An epic new Star Trek saga by New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox set during the original five-year mission!

The planet Vok is holding its first free elections after years of oppressive military rule. Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise have been dispatched by Starfleet to serve as impartial observers, but remaining neutral proves a challenge, as Kirk confronts a tangled web of scandal, conspiracy, and assassination plots—with the stability of an entire sector at stake.

To make matters worse, Dr. Leonard McCoy has vanished while on a mission of mercy to Braco, a nearby planet only a system away. With Kirk unable to abandon his vital mission on Vok to hunt for his friend, it’s up to First Officer Spock and Christine Chapel to lead a team in search of the missing doctor, even if it means risking whatever fate befell McCoy.

Unknown to his friends and crewmates, however, McCoy has been spirited away to another world, Ozalor, where he’s expected to find a cure for a mysterious ailment plaguing a member of the planet’s ruling family. Torn between his Hippocratic oath and his desire to escape, McCoy finds himself at the center of deadly palace intrigues—and a struggle for power that may ultimately consume all three worlds!
A Contest of Principles is set for publication in November, and like most Star Trek novels these days will be offered simultaneously in either trade paperback, ebook, or audiobook.

Pre-order: Amazon, Barnes and Noble.

To keep track of all the latest releases, hit the books button on my 2020 schedule page. You can also find series reading lists and author bibliographies on my dedicated Star Trek lists site, including a list of all Greg Cox's previous books.

And thanks to TrekCore for their ever invaluable screencap galleries, which helped to find a suitable image above.

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