Star Trek: The Next Generation: Shadows Have Offended
The USS Enterprise has been granted the simple but unavoidable honor of ferrying key guests to Betazed for a cultural ceremony. En route, sudden tragedy strikes a Federation science station on the isolated planet Kota, and Captain Jean-Luc Picard has no qualms sending William Riker, Data, and Chief
If you were to tell me that this was based on an unaired script for a few episodes, I’d believe it. There’s three distinct stories going on, one on Batazed, one on a potential colony planet during a survey, and one tracking down some stolen goods. All three are decent stories, but the one that captured me the most was the survey mission on a planet with a possible ghostly presence, which of course means you have to have Dr Crusher involved, though in this case she doesn’t fall in love with anyone. This is a well written book that has little to no required reading before hand.