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Lesser Evil (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Mission Gamma #4)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  473 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
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Chaos erupts aboard Deep Space 9 ™ as the crew begins a desperate search for a killer in their midst, catapulting Colonel Kira Nerys on a dangerous chase into the heart of the Federation. But the crime she seeks to avenge is part of a plot more ancient and far-reaching than anyone suspects, and that secret, if exposed, could divide worlds throughout the A
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ebook, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2002 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Crystal Bensley
Jan 25, 2016 Crystal Bensley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow that ending! Still going strong on the relaunch.
Tina
Sep 08, 2015 Tina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty good, but then the last chapter comes along and hits you like a freaking mallet!

Okay, attempting coherency...

I didn't love Vaughn's storyline here. I wasn't quiet sure what the point of it was, and it seemed far-fetched, though it was nice to get a bit of backstory on him. Though, since the characters raise the exact same concerns, I'm confident things will be explained later, and this storyline will become important. Overall, it was interesting. Once again Ezri rises to the
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Andrew
Jul 07, 2013 Andrew rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the conclusion to the Mission Gamma series. At the end of the last book (Cathedral), Shakaar is murdered during the signing ceremony to bring Bajor into the Federation. Now the hunt for answers is on. The series-long Alpha Quadrant story is mostly resolved, but now an even bigger threat looms (to be resolved in a later book).

Meanwhile, in the Gamma Quadrant, Vaughan finds another link to the past. This time his personal issues interfere with command decisions. Vaughan and Prynn's relati
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Daniel
May 12, 2012 Daniel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent ending to the Mission Gamma series of books in the Deep Space Nine relaunch. It lacks some of the emotional moments like the first book, but it is still very well written. In this novel, Defiant finishes up its three month mission in the Gamma Quadrant but comes across a most unexpected discovery surrounding Starfleet, the Borg, the Dominion, Vaughn, and the Founders. I actually wished this portion of "Lesser Evil" was more fleshed out as it could have become really interesting. Bac ...more
Jose
Jul 07, 2012 Jose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Continuing the DS9 saga in book form,
this 4th book does justice to the mythos and points into a new (albeit expected) direction.

This book closes some pending threads from the last books and maybe not with the best result,
but it gives a sense of closure on those topics.

Since it's been a while and i actually am lazy, i'll just copy & paste a synopsis from someone else.

---SPOILERS BELOW

The book launches into the Defiant picking up a strange signal in the Gamma Quadrant, a signal that the ship's
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Jack
Jul 01, 2012 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now this was more like it. After the turgid, overlong first two books in the series, Mission Gamma picked up with the more concise Cathedral. This fourth and final book breezes along, capitalising on all the buildup following the pretty damn good cliffhanger from Cathedral.

The DS9 relaunch brings Bajoran politics back to the fore after it was largely sidelined for the second half of the TV series, and the complexities of its entrance into the Federation make for great drama. The connection to a
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Julio
Aug 19, 2016 Julio rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dan
Mar 31, 2014 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek, ds9
A faster-paced story that ups the stakes for future stories in the Deep Space Nine relaunch. Some good character moments for Vaughn and his daughter, Prynn, but the real meat of this story comes in the DS9 portions. The re-introduction of the parasites from TNG's "Conspiracy" makes for some exciting prospects for stories to come. Maybe not quite as satisfying a story as the previous entries in the Mission Gamma mini-series, but still a very solid effort and a fun read. I'm very excited for where ...more
Henry
Sep 09, 2015 Henry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This books was thrilling and had me hanging on every word! Need to read rest of series before reading this book!
Angela
Jan 19, 2014 Angela rated it really liked it
A fitting end to the Mission Gamma series. The Defiant find an old foes spaceship that has personal consequences for the crew. Meanwhile, Kira is trying to stop the assassin. This is an engaging plot and all the character development is interesting. A very good read.
Robert Jenkins
Feb 28, 2016 Robert Jenkins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This was by far the best entry in the Mission Gamma series as part of the DS9 relaunch. Great character development for Elias Vaughn and Prynn Tenmei as they wrap things up in the Gamma Quadrant before heading home, and great mystery for Ro and Kira as they attempt to uncover the reasons for the murder of Bajoran First Minister Shakaar at the end of the previous book. The book starts out quickly and the pace only picks up as you go along. Highly recommended, but be sure and read the previous ent ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Jan 13, 2016 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The latest (and last) in the Mission Gamma quartet, this was another book in the continuing story arc from after the Domininon War and end of the television series. This one ties up many of the loose ends that had been left in the various other books so far, and in a very compelling and satisfying way - and then drops a bombshell into your lap at the end.

I'd suggest, as always, starting at the beginning with the Avatar duet that began the relaunch of the DS9 series, but hey, it's a good tale re
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Mrsculpepper
mostly political intrigue. nor one of my favorites.
John Carter McKnight
A competent, but no better, ending to a strong story. Coincidence is stretched a little too thin, and the author can't bring the intensity and pathos to his writing that the plot deserves. Still, overall, the Mission Gamma quadrilogy was very good, and the first book among the best licensed novels I've read. Since I immediately picked up the sequel, the adequate writing of books 2 and 4 didn't put me off the continuing storyline in the slightest.
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 Benjamin Plume rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The progression of the new DS9 novels has been perfect. It started with a Bajor/emissary story, then progressed to a 4-part series capturing the original exploratory concept of Star Trek, then offered wonderful examinations of the various cultures, proceeding to a mirror universe tale. This all while keeping the overall plot arc moving forward and examining the depths of wonderful characters new and old. A+!
Tammy
Jul 27, 2010 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Defiant completes its 3 month exploration of the Gamma quadrant culminating in the discovery of a Federation relic. Meanwhile, an assassination throws DS9 into chaos.

Each book in the Mission Gamma series is better than the last. Lesser Evil is an exciting, action packed final chapter to the arc and the best of the set even though it only provides closure for a subset of the plot threads.
Michael
May 26, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The entire DS9 relaunch (via novels) was fabulously done - especially the Mission Gamma series of four books. It was as if the beloved series had never ended . . . a real treat for anyone who loved the series and lamented its end. If you loved DS9, read the DS9 relaunch!
Marcus
Sep 15, 2013 Marcus rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Manchmal wirken die Wendungen etwas dick aufgetragen, der Versuch, bekannte Seriencharaktere wiederzubringen, scheint aufgesetzt. Im ganzen ist das Werk unterhaltsam und flott geschrieben, inhaltlich sind die Gamma-Bücher nur gehobenes Mittelmaß.
Daniel Paton
Aug 22, 2013 Daniel Paton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tying all the previous books together, along with some threads from the series and The Next Generation, Lesser Evil really serves to remind me about what I loved on DS9.
Derek Oberg
Aug 21, 2011 Derek Oberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this one a lot, also. A good ending to a mostly pleasing series. And once again they set it up so that you really want to continue on with the series.
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