Rough Trails (Star Trek: New Earth, Book 3) by L.A. Graf
By L.A. Graf
Captain Kirk's most up-to-date voyage has introduced him a ways into the ultimate frontier. His new venture: to assist a made up our minds band of pioneers colonize a harsh and unforgiving global, shield the weak settlers from the consistent chance of alien invasion, and defend the planet's detailed and useful assets for the sake of the total Federation! tough Trails Months after their departure from Earth, the suffering colonists have slightly confirmed a precarious toehold on Belle Terre, a ravaged global nonetheless recuperating from a catastrophic planetary catastrophe. Fierce cyclones, storms, landslides, and flash floods make the survival itself a unending problem. whereas Captain Kirk and the Starship firm™ patrol the sphere, on defend opposed to predatory extraterrestrial beings and grasping area pirates, officials Chekov, Uhura, and Sulu remain at the back of to help the hapless settlers of their determined conflict to place down roots within the turbulent soil of and indignant planet. however the imperiled colonist are fractious and extremely individualistic staff, no longer prone to take orders or path from their Starfleet guardians. Chekov and the others locate their ingenuity and diplomatic abilities demonstrated to their limits -- to avoid wasting a those that don't desire their support!
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This time, the pilot’s response wasn’t quite as faint, but its histogram told Uhura it still wasn’t coming in as clearly as it should have. She tried adjusting the sensitivity of her receptors, but the computer had already tuned them to maximum levels. “I’m on the ground,” Sulu said. ” Uhura’s first reaction was pure annoyance. After five weeks of system failure, the last thing she was in the mood for was Sulu’s mischievous sense of humor at the end of a long day. But then she realized the pilot wasn’t calling her on the normal hardwired landlines used for communications throughout the city.
I’ll report in eighteen hours from now on the status of our search for survivors. ” He paused to let Kyle acknowledge the orders, but his subspace communicator remained ominously silent. “Sulu to Orbital Platform. ” There was no reply. Sulu clenched his teeth, trying not to give in to the pessimism that had dogged him ever since Captain Kirk had sent him down with Scotty, Uhura, and Rand on this frustrating planetary mission. It was hard not to feel that Belle Terre was a colony with a jinx on it.
Neil Bartels had enough sense of humor left to joke about it, but according to Sulu, the hostility of Outland settlers to their own continental government was growing stronger all the time. Some of that might be a reaction to the stress of living in conditions so hostile to human life, but it still didn’t bode well for the long-term health of this fledgling democracy. It was a measure of Sulu’s concern, Uhura thought, that he had begun pressuring Scotty to declare their experimental transport vessel ready for service, despite its makeshift navigation system, so he could begin actually helping stranded colonists he saw on his flights, instead of just reporting them to the colony’s overworked Emergency Services Division.