Sunday, 1 May 2016

The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah

The Vulcan Academy Murders (Star Trek #20)The Vulcan Academy Murders by Jean Lorrah
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Vulcan Academy Murders was always an interesting novel for me, a murder mystery befitting mainstream tv sleuths but set well and truly in our Star Trek universe and you know what, it works. I'm not really sure it should but I really enjoy reading about the events around the scientific and medical complex at ShiKahr as the bodies begin to drop at an alarming rate.
Enterprise takes an injured crewman to Vulcan to undergo a cutting edge procedure one which Amanda is currently being treated with and then one of the intensive care facilities fails and a patient dies. Were they the victim of a terrible accident (well no the book title kinda gives that away) so were they the intended victim or a smokescreen to hide the murderers true intent?
Kirk unable to aid into the medical and engineering aspects of the situations throws himself into a criminal investigation one which includes facing T'Pau for the first time since he visited Vulcan to stand by Spock at his marriage.
The novel isn't overly complex in but it is a lot of fun, great to see more of Vulcan and its people as well as other residents of that world along with their interactions both good and bad and their is sequel which takes many of the characters on another adventure off world.

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