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

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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...more
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Published November 1st 2002 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Andrew
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...more
Daniel
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
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...more
Jack
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...more
Dan
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
Angela
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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