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Series: The Next Generation, No. 56
Miniseries: Double Helix, No. 6
Author(s): Michael Jan Friedman and Christie Golden
Publication information
Published: Paperback - August 1999
Pages: 304
ISBN: ISBN 0671032585
Date: 2350


Introduction (blurb)

An insidious plot for revenge has spanned several years in the life of Jean-Luc Picard, but how did this merciless vendetta get started? Like a double helix curling back on itself, the final answer lies at the very beginning...

A series of terrorist attacks have heightened tensions between two alien races, bringing an entire sector to the brink of interplanetary war. While Picard, captain of the U.S.S. Stargazer, struggles to keep the peace, Lieutenant Commander Jack Crusher must team up with a Vulcan officer named Tuvok to uncover the hidden architect of the attacks, but the outcome of their quest would breed dire consequences for the future.




  • The Double Helix series was a Next Generation storyline that featured each installment crossing over with another franchise series. "The First Virtue" in particular featured elements of what would become Star Trek: Stargazer.




Beverly Crusher; Jean-Luc Picard; Tuvok


Jack Crusher

Stargazer Characters

Gerda Asmund; Idun Asmund; Gilaad Ben Zoma; Tricia Cadwallader; Carter Greyhorse; Peter Joseph; Phigus Simenon; Vigo;


published order
Previous novel:
Double or Nothing
TNG numbered novels Next novel:
The Forgotten War
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Dark Allies
Twenty Years Earlier
Pocket Next Adventure:
A Stitch in Time
Part 1; Chapters 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19
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