Ranked Reading for February 2015

Greetings one and all to another edition of Ranked Reading.

This month’s book is “Star Trek: Section 31: Disavowed” by David Mack.

51oso8pLhbL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Its been a while since I’ve read a post Deep Space 9 era novel and several things have changed and are briefly included in the beginning of this novel. Doctor Bashir and Sarina Douglas have been tasked by Starfleet Intelligence to infiltrate and destroy Section 31 from within. However, before they can accomplish that task they have to be taken in by 31 and go on a mission for them. In the Mirror Universe the Klingons and Cardassians have been overthrown by the Terrans and their allies and a new Galactic Common Wealth has been formed. The Common Wealth uses extremely advanced technologies and have drive units on their ships that are able to create stable artificial wormholes. The Breen of the “normal universe”, having learned of these capabilities, have sent one of their top military teams to the Mirror Universe. Their objective is to capture a vessel with wormhole technology and return. Bashir and Douglas are recruited by 31 and sent with a team of operatives with orders to stop the Breen force at all costs. The result is a chess match with dimensional consequences for all involved. Move and counter move and happening at the same time that the Mirror Universe encounters their dimension’s Dominion – who want the “normal universe’s” Doctor Bashir tried for the murder of Founder Odo. There’s a great deal going on in the story but David Mack is able to keep everything moving straight forward. I’m definitely looking forward to the sequel.

My Rank for “Disavowed” . . . Captain.

Until next time the ship’s Reading Lamp is definitely . . . ON!