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Publisher: Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster)
Release Date: January 2004
ISBN: 067102129X
Format Reviewed: Hardback
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Genre: SF/TV Tie-in
Reviewer: Rachel A Hyde
Reviewer Notes:  

Captain’s Blood
Star Trek Series
By William Shatner

      Following the tumultuous events described in the film Nemesis, Ambassador Spock is trying to bring some order to the now disparate Romulans when he is assassinated. Captain Kirk is brought out of retirement, along with McCoy and Scotty, to find out whodunit, but bringing his young child Joseph proves to be the turning point of the whole affair. During this adventure Kirk will be reunited with not only his old friends and some of Picard’s crew, but with an adversary from his early days aboard the Enterprise who may want peace—or the end of the whole universe.

      Perhaps it is inevitable that an adventure written by William Shatner (but aided and abetted by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens) will feature Kirk as the hero at every turn, and this is certainly true in this book. It is definitely a lively page-turner with plenty of action and some surprises, and it is good to find out what happened after the last film as well as the next installment of Kirk’s written adventures. This is not a long novel and it is nicely paced, not introducing us to many new characters but giving some imaginatively in-character depictions of old friends and a teasing plot. Fans are sure to enjoy it, and the epilogue gives a good cliffhanger ending that will be picked up on in Captain’s Glory.