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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Fall: The Crimson Shadow comes a compelling and suspenseful tale of politics and power set in the universe of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Elim Garak has ascended to Castellan of the Cardassian Union...but despite his soaring popularity, the imminent publication of a report exposing his peoples' war crimes during the occupation on Bajor looks likely to set the military against him. Into this tense situation come Dr. Katherine Pulaski - visiting Cardassia Prime to accept an award on behalf of the team that solved the Andorian genetic crisis - and Dr. Peter Alden, formerly of Starfleet Intelligence. The two soon find themselves at odds with Garak and embroiled in the politics of the prestigious University of the Union, where a new head is about to be appointed. Among the front-runners is one of Cardassia's most respected public figures: Professor Natima Lang. But the discovery of a hidden archive from the last years before the Dominion War could destroy Lang's reputation.

As Pulaski and Alden become drawn into a deadly game to exonerate Lang, their confrontation escalates with Castellan Garak - a conflicted leader treading a fine line between the bright hopes for Cardassia's future and the dark secrets still buried in its past.

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More DS9 please!

Robert Petkoff can do no wrong when it comes to Star Trek audiobooks and makes it worth every penny, even when the source material is average. That being said, I beg-- BEG-- S&S audio to please make more full length Star Trek audiobooks with this genius of a narrator.

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trek politics

This book for me was interesting but unless u are a hardcore trekie and can handle politics this is not for u. it is nice to hear what has become of cardasia prime after the war.

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Good Story for those following Garak

It's a good story for Star Trek fans it gives us more about what happens to Cardassia after the Dominion War, But the stories nothing special and on it's own really didn't keep my attention.

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Absolutely brilliant!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed this writers presentation on the Cardasians and their post DS9 story. DS9 was always the ‘messy’ complex aspect of the Star Trek Universe that is an obvious of Earth’s own past and current events. Here the author has brilliantly taken that theme and expanded on it bringing about a moving and dynamic story. Its no exaggeration to say I was moved and found emotionally involved with the characters. I truly hope there are and will seek more books by this author. Bravo!!!

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Must read for any DS9/TNG fan

While I must admit I’m biased as I have told many that my favorite Trek characters are Garrek and Polasky, this book is truly the best (out of a couple dozen books read) I have ever read/heard.

The comparative struggles to a young newly democratic free Cardassia is so perfectly parallel to struggling democracies that humidity faces today.

From covering the “fake news” issue, demagogues, to admitting past mistakes, to not be fearful of admitting the truth and keeping honest conversations going; this book is truly breathtaking and perfect example of Star Trek core values it’s been promoting for 60 years.

The voice actor also did a superb job, also the best I have heard from any audiobook.

Enjoy!

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Great after story.

Loved that this was a story with Garak. Sad that Bashir was sick though, he should have been a pen pal.

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Absolutely a must for Garak fans.

Una does an excellent job of writing for Garak and Robert Perkoff voices him to the letter!

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An Excellent Book, a Must Read for Niners!

I just finished listening to the audio book version of Una McCormack’s excellent “Enigma Tales.” I laughed, I cried, I reflected deeply, and I was deeply moved. The imagery of the figure in black moving away into the shadows and the figure in white moving toward the light to greet the people had me in floods of tears. I loved the letters. I loved Professor Lang’s story line that made her a deeply influential citizen and not simply “Quark’s girlfriend.” I loved Kate “Kitty” Pulaski’s story line and I loved Antok. I loved the book so much that I am listening to the audio book again and ordering the paperback so I can read words on the page. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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Love DS9

I love DS9. I wish there were more audiobooks about the station. Garrick is a very deep character.

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Awesome

Loved it! Such a great story and enjoyed it so much. On to the next!

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  • 01-08-20

Great Story

good continuation of Garak's story and well written.
I would recommend to anyone reading the DS9 series of books.

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  • Darren
  • 08-01-17

Political thriller Trek

Is ok, though I'm more of an action trek fan.. .
Well written and good character development.
Is particularly interesting to see a version of what happens to Cardassia and Garak.

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  • David Gould
  • 07-21-17

I really enjoyed this book

This was a great book. it's been very well read. Garak has grown a lot as a character and his relationship with Bashir has been explored nicely contrasted against the events of his life now

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  • Gerry Cohen
  • 10-08-20

plain and simple Garak.

powerful Cardassia, and yet struggling to bring life in this dustbitten world. intrigue, politics, Enigma.

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  • Ruairi
  • 02-28-20

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Dfv bhhjkjd ddhjjij to the his arms wide open. Well worth a read if you haven't tried trek before

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  • Sam Lewis
  • 02-28-20

Garak has done well for himself!

this audiobook took me a couple of hours to really get into, but I think that's my fault not the fault of the story or performance.

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  • MR R E Williams
  • 07-09-19

Good, but wanted more!

Enjoyed and would recommend! Just wanted some actual interaction between Julian and Garak! However, still worth reading as it Garak is such a good character to keep on developing.

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  • Kieran Horgan
  • 11-13-17

Spoiler alert

I enjoy this book very much, there were good characters and a good storyline. My only complaint is the villain of the piece was a human never mentioned anywhere else in the book, also when Polanski is held captive she see her kidnapper but never mentions that he is a human. You may say why would she but they are on Cardassia prime so unless he was a cardassian , his species should have been commented on. I think it would have been more of an inigma if the bad guy had been Parmak , Garak's friend and a doctor Garak interrogated when he was in the obsidian order. I think that would have been a good plot twist.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-04-17

Enigma Tales

The story was not the best but Peter
Petkoff brings all the characters alive. I just love Garrick

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  • Ensign Frrranko
  • 10-18-20

Articles of the Federation meets A Stitch in Time

A very interesting Cardassian tale with a few surprises. I'm not caught up with all of the events leading up to this one but still enjoyed it thoroughly.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-23-19

I bought the book after this

This story was amazing - the unsent love letters between each chapter, the theme of past wrongs and responsibilities. I full out sobbed in the last chapter when the Thing happened. The reader managed to catch Garak's voice so well, I have to have listened to it at least three times, and the letters even more.