STAR TREK - DISCOVERY Desperate Hours David Mack September 26th 2017 Blurb Aboard the Starship Shenzhou, Lieutenant Michael Burnham, a human woman raised and educated among Vulcans, is promoted to acting first officer. But if she wants to keep the job, she must prove to Captain Philippa Georgiou that she deserves to have it. She gets her chance when the Shenzhou must protect a Federation colony that is under attack by an ancient alien vessel that has surfaced from the deepest fathoms of the planet’s dark, uncharted sea. As the menace from this mysterious vessel grows stronger, Starfleet declares the colony expendable in the name of halting the threat. To save thousands of innocent lives, Burnham must infiltrate the alien ship. But to do so she needs to face the truth of her troubled past, and seek the aid of a man she has tried to avoid her entire life—until now. About the Author David Mack is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed Star Trek Vanguard series and its sequel, Star Trek: Seekers. His writing credits span several media, including television (for episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, short fiction, magazines, comic books, computer games, and live theater. He currently resides in New York City. ___________________________________________________________________________ Not sure if Pocket/Gallery will be more strict with book stores adhering to the street date with this one to not have it be out before the pilot airs, but since David Mack got his author copies I figured it is time for the review thread. Please note that David has said that the novel has (minor) spoilers for the pilot episode, so even if you get it before the pilot drops, you might want to wait an extra couple of days before reading it.