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A thrilling untold adventure based on the acclaimed Star Trek: Picard TV series!

Starfleet was everything for Cristóbal Rios - until one horrible, inexplicable day when it all went wrong. Aimless and adrift, he grasps at a chance for a future as an independent freighter captain in an area betrayed by the Federation, the border region with the former Romulan Empire. His greatest desire: to be left alone.

But solitude isn’t in the cards for the captain of La Sirena, who falls into debt to a roving gang of hoodlums from a planet whose society is based on Prohibition-era Earth. Teamed against his will with Ledger, his conniving overseer, Rios begins an odyssey that brings him into conflict with outlaws and fortune seekers, with power brokers and relic hunters across the stars.

Exotic loves and locales await - as well as dangers galore - and Rios learns the hard way that good crewmembers are hard to find, even when you can create your own. And while his meeting with Jean-Luc Picard is years away, Rios finds himself drawing on the Starfleet legend’s experiences when he discovers a mystery that began on one of the galaxy’s most important days....

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Best in the Picard series so far!

I am an avid reader and listener of Star Trek books and audiobooks from across all the series and movies. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The performance of Robert Petkoff is fantastic and engaging like usual and John Jackson Miller asserts once again that he is one of the best Star Trek novel writers there is. It would be great for Ledger to show up in the live action Picard series! She has a personality that makes you appreciate her character and I laughed audibly several times at her quips. I would recommend this book to any Star Trek fan. It’s a solid 12+ hours of enjoyment and worth every penny!

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Disappointment

I was waiting for this book for a while.
I like the first Picard book but this book dragged on and on. The story was weak. The Iocean connection was barely tolerable. I will not be swindled into purchasing another one star trek book.

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not the best

good but the author intertwines the story intrigually with the fajo collector and vash story lines from tng and does not indicate that in the story until after leaving the listener confused until you figure it out. could have done more with the chacters too...

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Excellent Novel

I thoroughly enjoyed how Rios adventure was intertwined with elements from Star Trek history in such a way as to add to the adventure without taking away from the existing characters.

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Adds really good lore to the show.

I liked the fact that it was about Rios. Who was so mysterious in the show. It’s also adds to Raffy and the ship “La Sirena”. It’s also adds a lot more about old TNG villains and Rios’s crew. A wonderful book to listen too.

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Robert Petkoff is an outstanding narrator.

Thank you John Jackson Miller for this wonderful story and book . I throughly enjoyed this book.

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What a fantastic book.

This book is Star Trek. It has elements of TOS, Next Gen and Picard in them and woven together perfectly.
I was hoping for a fun, exciting, mystery Star Trek book and I found it here.
Performance of the reading, as always was fantastic. I could visual everything playing bout in the book as if it were an episode.
In highly recommend this book if you are looking for a fun, but serious Star Trek story.

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what

I could barely pay attention, nothing at all to do with star trek really, it's like they mention random Star Trek characters just to make sure you know that it's a Star Trek book.

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Fun and Enlightening Rios Story

Any story that makes you appreciate the lore and compels you to go back and rewatch existing content is definitely a win!

This story was fun. While it wasn't super high stakes or groundbreaking (the show Picard is already pretty character heavy and this book is a prequel) it fills in interesting details.

I was almost frustrated by not knowing exactly what the plot was or where it was going. Once I learned to relax and just listen and read my experience was far better!

I'm actually excited to read it again sometime (very rare for me) to enjoy some of the details that escaped my notice.

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  • 09-15-21

A great Star Trek

Excellent story and characters from John Jackson Miller brought superbly to life by Robert Petkoff who has excelled with his portrayal of each. For me an almost Agatha Christie feeling here.
Thoroughly enjoyed this hard to put down episode and would love to see some of the “elements” brought on to screen.
Well worth listening or reading.

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  • OldMiley
  • 09-11-21

Very Slow Burn

It took 50 chapters for it to really get going and by the time it did I was ready for it to end.

The story wasn't awful but it was meandering. Too many characters, too many again that serve little to no purpose. There were some good characters though.

Rios, who is one of the more interesting characters from the TV show is fleshed out a bit here, which I am pleased about, and Ledger, while irritating at first really grew on me. I think she was the best character in the book, and I would love for her to show up on the series.

The performance by Robert Petkoff was againnsolid but again also, I can't help but think most of his women sound the same. A minor complaint though.

Final thought? Definitely one for the completionists.

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  • Yibrán Arumir
  • 09-04-21

The best of the Star Trek Picard books!

A great, funny ,and entertaining read. The book draws references to every live action Star Trek shows, some simple reference and "cameos" others like Next Generation, the Original Series and, of course Picard, more profoundly. Also a great performance by the narrator who makes a great work with the different accents, especially the 1920's jargon used in the book.

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  • Miss NC Stock
  • 08-31-21

Really enjoyable

Really enjoyed this book, it clips along nicely. I'm a huge fan of Petkoff and it really adds weight to the character in the series.

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  • 09-06-21

Disappointed with St Picard? listen to this.

I had high hopes for the Picard tv series only to feel it lacked something. This book and the others in the Picard novels really help to flesh out a time period that is new to the listener. these are what we're missing from that series and I would have been happy for it to be less fast paced to explore these stories on the screen. however I have very much enjoyed listening to this story and find myself hungry for more. I do hope there will be more Picard era novels of the goings on of people not just on board Federation star fleet ships. it is what makes the star wars universe special, and what makes this story special as well. there are certainly some Han solo vibes to this story.