Star Trek: Vanguard: Open Secrets
The Taurus Reach is in turmoil.With tensions mounting between the Federation and the Klingon Empire, Ambassador Jetanien works frantically on Starbase Vanguard to halt the escalation toward war. Commodore Diego Reyes, the station’s former commander, awaits trial for treason, while the shattered
I completely missed doing a writeup on this one, I finished it and immediately went on to the next book (Precipice), then finished that one and moved onto the book after that one and remembered that I hadn’t written anything at all about “Open Secrets”. This is where the story of T’Prynn’s background really gets going and her situation gets significantly clarified, but with that clarification comes splintering of all the main characters from their common locations, spreading them throughout the fringes of Federation space. I really like how big everything feels, with time actually spent jetting from one area to another, with all sorts of consequences of space being so unfathomably vast and largely empty. There’s a lot of high drama that has great pay off by the end of the book, and much more is set up for future books to be resolved.