Raffi Musiker finds herself torn between returning to her old life as a Starfleet Intelligence officer or something a little more tame - teaching at the Academy, perhaps. The decision is made for her though when a message from an old contact - a Romulan spy - is received, asking for immediate aid. With the help of Elnor and assistance from Jean-Luc Picard, Raffi decides to take on this critical mission - and quickly learns that past sins never stay buried. Finding the truth will be complicated, and deadly.
Reviewed on 28th October 2022
Back in the world of Star Trek: Picard, Una McCormack tells a story of what Raffi got up to between seasons one and two, when she’s sent on a mission to hunt for a missing war criminal.
I love how this novel turned out to be nothing like what I expected. It’s not you old fashioned monster of the week type adventure - but actually something deep and character-driven and using McCormack’s rich knowledge and love for the franchise to create something that feels true to so many characters.
It’s fascinating to see this novel because it does take us in a different, yet equally satisfying, direction from that taken with the previous novel continuity, and shows us an alternative view of what might have happened to a beloved character.
It’s a really great thought-provoking adventure.