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Maximum Warp: Book Two (Star Trek: The Next Generation #63)

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A former Romulan war criminal who is on the brink of madness is the only man who can help Picard halt the decay that threatens to engulf the universe... Starbse 27 has gone dark, functions grinding to a halt as its energy source mysteriously fails. A province on Bajor reverts to pre-cardassian power plants - where it can. Three Vulcan cargo ships are lost with all hands ab ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published February 27th 2001 by Star Trek
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This book was more exciting than the first one and it definitely keeps to the feel of the show. The last paragraph was my favorite part.
Joshua Palmatier
Mar 28, 2012 Joshua Palmatier rated it liked it
See my comments on Book One of Maximum Warp for the concept behind the books.

In the second book, everything set up in the first book is set in motion as the Enterprise attempts to find out who or what is behind the bubbles appearing in space and interrupting technology to a massive extent. Cut off from Starfleet, Picard and crew attempt to inflitrate Romulan space, where the mass murderer T'sart claims the origin of the bubbles exists. But will they find the cause of the bubbles in time to stop
Jul 28, 2011 Jimyanni rated it liked it
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As anyone who has read more than a few of my reviews knows, I ALWAYS complain about a book that is missing either a beginning or an ending; I don't mind multi-part stories, so long as they have enough of a minor conclusion that they can, in fact, be read individually, even if a major plot-thread remains to be completed in the second book. (For example, most of the Harry Potter books had an internal plot that was completed within the book, even if the ongoing storyline remained unresolved; simila ...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Jun 09, 2012 Mikael Kuoppala rated it liked it
After the first "Maximum Warp" book, the second half of the duology starts off promisingly. The story holds together much better than in the first book, there are more interesting situations and even some sufficciently deepened character moments with both new and familiar characters.

But soon begins a downhill as plot gives it all away to action as long and uneventfull space battles and other action-packed scenes take over the story. The plot gets predictable and characterization is nearly forgot
The Enterprise is still trying to stop the dead zones. This is the 2nd book in the series, and you do need to have read the 1st to get what is going on. It is quite a short novel, kinda fun but very inconsequential. Riker, Deanna and Picard all have some nice character moments. Spock is still in it and shows off his scientific logic. A good read.
Nathan Burgoine
May 18, 2015 Nathan Burgoine rated it liked it
Only "decent" fare, this duet has an interesting premise, but the tension is achieved rather artificially. There are a few too many cameos (a failing of many trek novels), but it is done fairly plausibly.

Basically "dead zones" of null power are popping up all over the galaxy, and it's up to the Enterprise to save everyone! Can they possibly do it? Well, duh.
Dec 20, 2010 Amanda rated it it was amazing
The first book was a little slow, but necessary to appreciate the second one. I loved the character of Tobin. He reminded me of the cosmonaut from the movie Armageddon".
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