Black Fire by Sonni Cooper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The novel opens up pretty spectacularly, a terrorist attack on the Enterprise leaves the ship seriously damaged with crew deaths. Investigating the explosion indicates a huge conspiracy yet the powers that be seem indifferent forcing Spock to take independent action, not for the first time it has to be said. The alien species introduced in the book was interesting but I don't think they or the situation made a lot of sense but some of the Spock dynamic was to coin a phrase fascinating.
Black Fire was an enjoyable read and that got the extra star but for the Star Trek purist it's probably going to mildly annoy if only because one of the main plot elements would never have come to pass within the tv canon. That said I loved the idea of Spock becoming known throughout Federation space for his exploits and poetry being written about him, McCoy was having the time of his life:)
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