Thin Air (Star Trek: New Earth, Book 5) by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

By Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Many light-years clear of the protection of the Federation, the Starship firm™ stands safeguard over an alien global whose distinctive typical assets may well switch the stability of energy through the galaxy. The ship's an important task: to keep up a Federation presence in the world lower than, to guard the world's newly arrived population from antagonistic extraterrestrial beings, and to struggle a solitary conflict opposed to all who could declare the planet's riches for his or her personal. skinny Air opposed to all odds, Kirk and his team have preserved the suffering Federation colony on Belle Terre, yet their heroic efforts could have been in useless In a last-ditch try to force the entrenched settlers off their new domestic, the alien Kauld have infected the planet's surroundings with a harmful biochemical agent that might quickly render the complete international inimical to human existence. With in simple terms weeks to spare, Spock races to discover a systematic method to their dire difficulty, whereas Kirk takes the conflict to the enemy, made up our minds to wrest the key in their salvation from the very forces out to wreck the way forward for this new Earth!

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Suddenly her feet become rooted to the soil, as if she is a plant as well. She can’t move. Then she feels pressure around her face, as if someone is putting a hand over her nose and mouth, choking off her air. But there is no one there. She can’t run. She can’t breathe. She is dying, just as her garden is dying. Reynold is beside her, also planted, also unable to breathe. She can’t save him either. She knew they were about to suffocate when she awoke. Awful nightmare. Another long drink of water pushed the images back again.

He would have done what Vellyngaith and his warships and his stupid laser beam could not do. He would have destroyed the human colony. He stood and moved to the food, making himself take a small portion, then returning to his chair. The last report had the siliconic gel forming nicely in most areas of the planet. He was so excited to see the new reports coming in shortly, he could barely force himself to eat. Two, maybe three more Blinds and his mission would be over and he could leave this hellish observation rock and return home as a hero.

Now, that’s some guess,” McCoy said. “Remind me to take you to the Kentucky Derby some time. ” “Explain how you came to such an exact conclusion, Mr. Spock,” Kirk ordered, ignoring McCoy. “Yeah, tell us, Spock,” Bones said, still laughing to himself. ” Kirk nodded. That sounded right to him as well. Spock went on. ” Kirk asked. ” “No,” Spock said, then he faced McCoy. ” “Of course I do,” Bones said. “What would that have to do with this? Kirk also remembered the event clearly. McCoy had found nothing wrong with Reynold, and they had found nothing dangerous in the lake.

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