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Foul Deeds Will Rise (Star Trek: The Original Series)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  165 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
2288. The USS Enterprise-A is on a vital peacekeeping mission in a remote solar system beyond the boundaries of the Federation, where two warring planets–Pavak and Oyolo–are attempting to end years of bitter conflict. Crucial peace talks are being conducted aboard the Enterprise, even as Starfleet weapons inspectors oversee the disarmament process. Losses and atrocities on ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Pocket Books/Star Trek
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Daniel Kukwa
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Now this is my kind of "Star Trek" novel. The movie era Enterprise-A, on a mission offering social commentary on modern peacekeeping & civil strife. Two surprise guest characters that transform the story into a surprisingly poignant sequel to both an Original Series episode and another movie era novel. A well placed set of action set pieces. Fanwank elements from the past that are integrated with a deft touch. What more can you possibly ask for as an ideal adventure in the late 23rd century ...more
Rob Perkins
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
It was decent, although the author referenced episodes like a social climber name-drops.
David Palazzolo
Apr 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Star Trek: TOS: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox seemed like a promising novel to begin with but sadly it did not live up to it's potential. In the book Cox brings back Lenore Karidian and Kevin Reilly in a story that harkens back to the original series episode titled "The Conscience of the King" and while foreshadowing the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. The story should have been a highly emotional drama centering on the themes of forgiveness and atonement but I had a hard ti ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
This book was based on an interesting idea, and I might even have rated it 5 stars were it not for one very major hole in the plot. Without giving any spoilers, early on it was established that if an energy weapon was fired on the Enterprise, alarms automatically went off. But at a key spot toward the end, an individual who was under house arrest manages to trick and overpower their security guard, steal his phaser, and use it repeatedly without any alarms going off to alert the bridge of the pr ...more
Christopher Backa
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story turned out to be better than I thought it would when I first started reading. The characters felt like their post Star Trek the final frontier selves. Lenore's character had the charm she had in the episode Conscience of the King. It's nice to read some movie era stories. I hope we see more of these in the future. I recommend this book over the clunky Serpents In The Garden. This book felt like it could have been an episode of a movie era TV series
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very engaging, with lots of cheeky nods to the original series and the movies.
Jason Cross
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great one. Had an ending that I didn't see coming.
Jul 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
wonderful story
May 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Decent enough book to read even if the plot reminded me very strongly of "The Undiscovered Country." Warring peoples, leaders wanting to make peace when their men may not want it, assassination, and the like. The high drama was a bit much too, unavoidable considering the presence of Lenore Karidian, which was interesting in its own way, but it was too much. The degree to which everything was blasted out of proportion with her and Kirk seemed too much for me as well.

I did like having Spock and
Star Trek: The Original Series: Foul Deeds Will Rise by Greg Cox This novel is set between TFF and TUC, and offers a return of Lenore Karidian - who we know as Kodos' insane daughter who tried to exterminate all the survivors of the Tarsus massacre and ended up killing her own father back in The Conscience of the King.
The plot is quite simple: The Enterprise is sent to host negotiations between two neighbouring planets under the lead of Ambassador Kevin Riley. While visiting one of the planets,
Dan Quigley
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek-books
I read this novel because it was the latest selection for book of the month for a fun Goodread group I belong to devoted to matters Trek. The novel earned its solid 4-star rating from me because it is thoroughly enjoyable. It stays true to the Original Series episode it is the sequel to and portrays all cast members in perfect keeping with their characters. The plot is imaginative, engaging, and suspenseful. If it were made into a TV show, it would make a fine addition to the canon.

I believe th
Joel Kirk
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Paul Lunger
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'll be the first to admit that I usually don't have high hopes for novels that tend to bring back characters we've not seen in a while since usually that ends up being the case. However, Greg Cox surprised me in a good way with the return of Lenore Karidian in "Foul Deeds Will Rise". The book itself set in 2288 (another rarity in the Original Series fiction lately) involves a peacekeeping mission between 2 worlds, Pavak & Oyolo, who are attempting to end a devastating world. With both deleg ...more
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, st-tos
A galaxy can be a small world. When James T. Kirk attended a performance of The Tempest put on by volunteers nursing refugees in the middle of a war zone, he didn’t expect to encounter a woman who tried to kill him. Admittedly, he has that effect on women, but the last time he laid eyes on Lenore Karidian, she was being hauled off to an insane asylum after the killing blast she meant for Kirk dispatched her father instead. It’s been over twenty years since, but there she is on the stage, immerse ...more
This is the first 'new' Star Trek book I have read in quite some time.

Greg Cox has a very easy to read style. I admit there are times when I skim over certain passages in books for various reasons. There was no skimming with this one. The pace was even and the story line rose and fell in the right places. The members of the crew were still 'in character' from the series but as time has passed they have obviously matured.

The Enterprise-A finally gets a moment to shine. This story takes place af
Sean O'Hara
Way too many plot holes.

1) We all know security in Star Trek sucks, but this takes it to ridiculous levels. You have hostile diplomatic delegations on board, with staterooms practically next door to each other, and no security posted? Even after one of the ambassadors gets murdered, security only guards one of the delegations? Come on. Even with Chekov in charge, things shouldn't be that incompetent.

2) At one point Chekov mentions that the assassins couldn't have beamed on from a cloaked ship be
Angela Rodriguez
I can't say it was one of the best Star Trek books I have read, but it wasn't one of the worst. As always, Grog Cox entertains Star Trek fans of the original series with a plot that throws the Enterprise crew into another adventure that is worth reading.

The story takes place before the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, with the USS Enterprise taking part in a peacemaking treaty between the two warring planets, Pavak and Oyolo, who have been in conflict for years. Unexpectedly, Ki
Natalie Cannon
My first Star Trek novel was fascinating! Cox does an excellent job bringing Kirk's voice and history to the story. McCoy feels like DeForest Kelley himself with all his grumpy snark. The mystery is a fun jaunt, though the hilarity of the final clue is tempered by the extreme brinksmanship displayed during a supposed peace process. The plot is thorough, hit all the right notes, and feels almost like a solid addition to the original series.


The 'almost' is important. While the book advocate
Robert D
Apr 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
There were many repetitive elements in this book; an ambassador murdered aboard the Enterprise, Shakespearean actress accused of the murder (granted this was actually the premise behind which the book was constructed, as it takes place 20 years after the TOS episode "Conscience of the King", a shuttle rescue of hostages. I could go on but then it would actually be a spoiler. Greg Cox definitely pulls out many references to Star Trek episodes and movies, so much so that it made it predictable to ...more
Sep 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek, tos, e-books
Foul Deeds Will Rise was a fun read, with plenty of action, suspense, and the high quality of storytelling we've come to expect from Greg Cox. Making ample use of the back catalog of Star Trek stories and tropes, Foul Deeds Will Rise is one of the better Original Series novels to be published in some time. My final rating for this novel is four stars out of five. A lot of fun to read, and one that deserves a place on your bookshelf!

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Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: star-trek
Cox always writes fun, continuity-heavy Star Trek books, and this one is no different. It is a rarity, though, in the sense that it takes place after the movie Star Trek V. I don't think I've ever seen a book take place that late in the original series, other than the ones where Sulu is captain of the Excelsior.

An enjoyable read.
Keith Bell
Jan 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
A straight forward story in the Star Trek tradition. Drawn from the series and movies with no real illumination in to character or back story. A nice easy read for anyone familiar with the general Star Trek universe but not in to the finer details. I like that Greg Cox gives fair treatment to any genre writing he undertakes.
Jeff Coffin
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I pick up a Star Trek book every once in a while, when I am in the mood to revisit the series. This book was fun, but the author's propensity to reference elements of TOS constantly got a bit tiring. Still, it was a fun enough read.

Oct 27, 2016 rated it liked it
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Essentially a murder mystery plot line although with far greater consequences for failure. The reintroduction of Lenore Karidian and Kevin Riley add complicated dimensions to the investigation. There are plenty of references to earlier adventures for fans to spot.
Jeff Wetherington
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An excellent continuation of the original TV series episode "The Conscience of the King" some 20 years later. Though the "mystery" is rather predictable, the evolution of the characters is what this story is really about.
Cheryl Landmark
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review to come soon.
Arnoldo Mendes
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Another good story by Greg Cox, bringing back some forgotten characters from the Original Series. A worth reading for the fans and a fun reading for anyone.
John Keegan
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the better efforts by the author, with continuity references that seem logical, rather than forced.
John Yelverton
Sep 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A pretty decent Enterprise-A story with gobs and gobs of Original Series references that will keep any "Star Trek" fan happy.
John Deltuvia
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the ST original crew timeline between the movies Star Trek V and Star Trek VI, an interesting followup on the episode "The Conscience of the King".
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