Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Double or Nothing (Star Trek: Double Helix, #5)” as Want to Read:
Blank-133x176
Double or Nothing
 
by
Peter David
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Double or Nothing (Star Trek: Double Helix #5)

3.85 of 5 stars 3.85  ·  rating details  ·  412 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Like a lethal bacillus coursing through the bloodstream of the galaxy, a fiendish master plan has spread death and terror across the 24th century -- until two heroic captains risk everything to stamp out the evil at its source!
For more than a decade, since the very beginning of the Starship Enterprise's™ mission, unknown enemies have unleashed a string of deadly biologic
...more
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published (first published August 1st 1999)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Double or Nothing, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Double or Nothing

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 737)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Sean Randall
In this fifth instalment of the series, Peter David takes the helm and guides us to a thrilling, climactic battle as The General's plans for destroying all sentient life in the federation come to a head. The Double helix virus, so patiently tested, perfected and proliferated through four previous titles is finally ready to be used on something of a larger scale...

But, in typical fashion, Captain Mackenzie Calhoun is alive and kicking - and as luck (or at least a covert branch of Starfleet Intell
...more
David Palazzolo
Overall, Double or Nothing (Double Helix 5, New Frontier 8) is not a bad entry but it did have more than its fair share of problems. Perhaps I am feeling a little too critical about this book because it was the reason I decided to read the other books in the Double Helix series and wasn't always too happy with most of them either. We'll see.

The novel opens up with what seems to be a heavily padded flashback sequence from Capt Mackenzie Calhoun's undercover operative days. When we come back to th
...more
Jimyanni
The "Double Helix" series, that is. Far from the best in the "Next Generation" series. This seems to wrap up the "Double Helix" series; I think book 6 of 6 is a prequel, showing the beginnings of the story (which couldn't be shown before, since to do so would have been to give away the identity of the mysterious "Mr. Big" creating the Double Helix virus, which wasn't revealed in the series until this book. This book had better action than any of the previous "Double Helix" books, although the wr ...more
Greg
So the Star Trek franchise holders, Paramount, have some rules for all their Star Trek fan competition entries, two of which are: No "Mary Sue" characters; and must be centred on the main characters. It's interesting then that this official novel broke both those rules.

Not only is this the least interesting of the novels so far, it also an uninteresting story in general with some annoying new characters. Bergeron, or whatever your name is, I'm talking about you. Too much was devoted to this unin
...more
Joshua Palmatier
Peter David generally delivers a good Star Trek book, and this is no exception. The back cover claims that it features Calhoun and Picard, but in actuality it's mostly Calhoun's book. Well written, lots of action, great humor--an enjoyable book overall. Surprisingly, it "ends" the action in the current time period, even though it's the fifth book in the series. Apparently, the sixth book jumps back to where it all began. I'm looking forward to it.
Rob
The beginning chapter opened with such a Bond-like intensity I was set for an amazing battle of the wills between secret agent Calhoun and his arch nemesis but somewhere along the way more and more characters kept getting added to the mix and the subplot greatly distracted from the story arch.
Angela
A fast paced book that brings to conclusion the very long 'Double Helix' series. It's a straight forward tale that involves Enterprise crew and those from the book series in finding out the final planfor the virus. A good read.
Shannon Appelcline
David's scripting generally shines, but is held back by the heavy weight of what appears to be a hackneyed crossover. I only read this book in the series, but I'm pretty sure that if I read the others, they'd get lower ratings.
Jerry
This is where the series "jumped the shark". For more, see my review of the entire series:

http://rwlreviews.blogspot.com/2013/1...
Benjamin Plume
Double Helix was great, but the New Frontier crew made it better.
Thom Zahler
Thom Zahler marked it as to-read
Dec 27, 2014
Martha
Martha added it
Dec 23, 2014
Molly Sparber
Molly Sparber marked it as to-read
Dec 19, 2014
Shannon
Shannon marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2014
Andurilx
Andurilx marked it as to-read
Dec 14, 2014
Jpp
Jpp marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2014
Ernest Hanson
Ernest Hanson marked it as to-read
Nov 23, 2014
Benjamin Feltz
Benjamin Feltz marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2014
Brian
Brian marked it as to-read
Nov 03, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 24 25 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Red Sector (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #53; Double Helix, #3)
  • Vectors (Star Trek: Double Helix #2)
  • Quarantine (Star Trek: Double Helix, #4)
  • The First Virtue (Star Trek: Double Helix, #6)
  • Infection (Star Trek: Double Helix, #1)
  • Q-Strike (Star Trek: The Next Generation #49; The Q Continuum, #3)
  • A Time to Kill (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • A Time for War, A Time for Peace (Star Trek, the Next Generation)
  • A Time to Sow (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Rogue (Star Trek: Section 31, #2)
  • A Time to Hate (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • Possession (Star Trek: The Next Generation #40)
  • Section 31: Abyss (Star Trek: Sector 31, #3)
  • Dragon's Honor (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #38)
  • No Man's Land (Star Trek: Voyager: Gateways, #5)
13681
aka David Peters

Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. David often jokingly describes his occupation as "Writer of Stuff". David is noted for his prolific writing, characterized by its mingling of real world issues with humor and references to popular culture. He also uses metafiction frequently, usually to humo
...more
More about Peter David...
Imzadi (Star Trek the Next Generation) Q-Squared Q-In-Law (Star Trek: The Next Generation, #18) X-Factor: The Longest Night Vendetta (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Share This Book