Firestorm (Star Trek, Book 68) by L.A. Graf
By L.A. Graf
Firestorm while a convert Elasian mining operation interferes with a Federation geological excursion, Captain James T. Kirk and the workforce of the Starship firm™ are dispatched to the planet Rakatan to mediate among the rival events. The Elasian Dohman claims that the planet and its dilithium deposits are hers. however the geologists warn that if Rakatan Mons -- the galaxy's biggest stratovolcano -- may still erupt whereas the Elasians are mining its flanks, no quantity of dilithium will keep them. whereas Lt. Commander Uhura and a touchdown celebration fight to figure out if the Dohlman's declare is correct, Captain Kirk places his send at the line to maintain the 2 ships from every one other's throats. quickly, besides the fact that, matters over the planet's possession are overshadowed via the arriving of a adversarial Elasian armada and a cataclysmic volcanic explosion at the floor that threatens all events with a perilous bathe of destruction...
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It's not an inoculation, it's an antidote. " Kirk thought the doctor's choice of analogy unnecessarily negative, but as usual, McCoy didn't seem to notice his captain's annoyance. He gestured with the hypospray. "Trust me, if I could prevent the effects of a Dohlman's tears, I would have inoculated Sulu, Chekov, and Murphy before you even sent them planetside. " McCoy squinted at the data chip, then tossed it aside. " Sighing, Kirk rocked forward to plant both feet on the floor as he unlatched the shoulder strap and stripped open the jacket's front.
Orders for priority hailing, planetary scans, background reports, and inquiries to Starfleet Headquarters had volleyed through his communicator before he'd finally given Scott the command to transport them back from the Johnston Observatory. The results greeted them now in a disciplined cascade of information. " Commander Scott willingly surrendered the captain's chair. The ice-crowned bulk of Rakatan Mons sprawled across the main viewscreen behind him, dwarfing the big chief engineer as he crossed back to his normal bridge station.
He offered Metcalfe an apologetic nod, and was disappointed when she pursed her lips and returned stiffly to her work. He knew you never did get used to having your ideas ignored just because you were the graduate student, even if you understood why it had to be that way. "Is there any chance the signals are originating as a malfunction in the seismic system itself? " Spock lifted both eyebrows—a Vulcan shrug. "That is always a possibility. " The communications officer frowned thoughtfully when the others turned to her.