Sanctuary by John Vornholt
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Enterprise lays a trap to capture the pirate known as Auk Rex but his ship evades and a chase ensues, running at high warp the two ships enter relatively uncharted space and Spock "speculates" that they are headed for a world known as Sanctuary. This planet is believed to accept any persecuted person and protect them from harm and as Auk Rex enters the atmosphere Kirk, Spock and McCoy continue the chase in a shuttle.
As you would expect Kirk has leapt before he looked and it turns out that what they know of Sanctuary is correct upto a point, like the fabled Hotel California.....
Sanctuary was a very entertaining novel which makes the most of the trio of characters from the original series and the need for the star of the show to be center stage as much as possible. Yes it was ridiculously foolhardy for these three to follow the pirate ship down to the planet but it does make for a fun story as they learn the secrets of Sanctuary and the mysterious Senites who seem to exist purely to serve those that reach the planet.
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