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(Star Trek: Double Helix #4)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Tom Riker, ein identisches Duplikat des Ersten Offiziers der Enterprise, dient nun als medizinischer Kurier der Sternenflotte, als er auf eine Gruppe von Maquis-Überläufern trifft, angeführt von einem ehemaligen Sternenflottenoffizier namens Chakotay. Ein Planet in der Entmilitarisierten Zone, der nun von den Cardassianern kontrolliert wird, wurde von der gleichen tödliche ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Cross Cult (first published July 1999)
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Scott Miller
In Vornholt I may have found my least favorite author of Star Trek lit. I TRUDGED through this, only because I wanted to read Peter David's volume five of this series. I didn't care what happened, the characters and dialogue did not ring true, and I was not a fan of the writing. ...more
May 22, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Among all the Star Trek series,The Next Generation (TNG) remains my favourite.It had plenty of memorable characters and did not suffer from the budgetary constraints of the original series.It got a seven season run and remained interesting.

However,I have yet to read a decent book in this series.This one features a duplicate of William Riker,called Tom Riker.I like Ricker,but this story went nowhere,a snoozefest.

Even the story of a virus,a pandemic and quarantine couldn't liven it up.

(1.5 stars,r
May 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This one was the weakest of the series so far. muddles plot, lack of resolution and unlikable characters made this book pretty tough to get through. I expected better from this author.
David Palazzolo
Again we have another decent Star Trek book and again one that I'm not entirely happy with. I do not know why I did not like this one as much as I thought I should have except that it may have been too long. We have in this novel the sort of things I like about Trek books--minor, yet intriguing characters that needed more fleshing out from the TV series, and a spotlight on events that happened off camera (like the circumstances surrounding Tom Riker's joining the Maquis). However, at the end, I ...more
Sep 26, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
When I first began reading this I thought that I just didn't like stories using the characters from the "new" Star Trek series. But as I got toward the end I began to say to myself phrases such as "Huh?", "That doesn't make sense", "Where did that come from". So perhaps I was wrong. Maybe I just didn't like this writer. I'll still finish the six-book series, but this book was by far the weakest so far. ...more
This book explains why Tom Riker joined the MArquis, it also spotlights on 3 of the voyaer crew. Again not really a TNG book. The Marquis find a planet in the DMZ that has a plague and nobody is doing anything to help, they decide to do what they can. An interesting story, with a different type of alien species (where blending is everything). A good read but not a TNG book.
Chris Bowles
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Rocky Sunico
Sep 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
The "Voyager" edition of the Double Helix storyline had Maquis-era Chakotay, B'Eleanna and Tuvok getting involved in the latest outbreak of the designer disease that has been central to all the stories of this arc. But we also got the weird involvement of Thomas Riker, William T. Riker's transporter duplicate who continues to live his own life of sorts.

The disease actually wasn't that big a focus - more of background noise to the core story. There was a lot more focus on the Maquis forces tryin
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Tom Riker, Chakotay, B'Elanna and the Maquis...who aren't looking for anything mindblowing
Not a bad read, but a big missed opportunity. This book not only tells us how Tom Riker joined the Maquis, but places him in the lead trio alongside Chakotay and B'Elanna... but barely has them interact, and tells us virtually nothing new about any of these characters. To boot, the main plot was mind-bogglingly boring.

On the other hand, it was a nice quick read, and there was nothing in it that I found "wrong." Tuvok's dialogue was odd, but I could chalk it up to his winning espionage skills. (
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
I think I would rate this one 3.5 stars if I could because it is a little better than the ones I usually rate 3 stars but I just couldn't justify four. I think this started off really well with Tom Riker dealing with living in the shadow of his other self and trying to find a niche for himself in the galaxy. I enjoyed how he found the Maquis and that whole plot line. It's the convoluted and boring stuff on Helena that really lost me. All the diplomacy stuff they had to do was uninteresting and a ...more
F. William Davis
Feb 09, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one sets off at an exciting pace and we are instantly thrown into the highly militarised demilitarised zone.

One of the things this series has done very well is to show us familiar characters during unfamiliar periods of time. This book gets the lion's share of that duty and I think it does a very convincing job.

It's fascinating to see Tuvok in his role as Maquis infiltrator and the story built around Riker is wonderful.

The parallels with covid were highlighted once again, this time with
Caryn Smith
So, the plot does involve the virus a lot more than book 3. But it could easily have been interchanged with any other reason that would cause conflict. Not too bad, an interesting society on the planet in question but there was no cure sought or found. Not even really attempted. If you're reading this for the science, nope. If you're reading this for the politics and reactions to pandemics and travel restrictions it isn't too bad. ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it liked it
This book of the series involves the later Voyager crew members from the Maquis. I was quite happy about that because I like Chakotay and Tuvok a lot. Also starring is Tom Riker. I liked the idea to bring this character in as one of the main protagonists.
The plot about the virus and how it was cured was not as good and gripping as in the books before, but this was the forth one of the series, of course the resolution would be easier.
Mike McDevitt
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Back on track to an epic crossover about an interstellar plague. I like this Chakotay- throwing himself into disasters Starfleet won’t touch and trying to save lives. Thomas Riker is well served by this tale, too, even if his backwash pipe-surfing island escape makes no sense to me. Torres’ whirlwind mid-plague seduction into high society is likewise kind of insane, but are you not entertained?
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a good story. I found the character of Thomas Riker interesting.
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book in this series. I’ve already given all my praise. Let’s hope the last two hold up just as well!
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Loved this one!
Sean Randall
Mar 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Meeting a Maquis captain isn't usually considered a great honor."

This brilliantly written book charts another instance of the dreaded double helix disease from the unlikeliest of viewpoints - Chakotay, during his time with the maquis. Clearly, the bulk of this thing takes place before Voyager's pilot, and all the usual suspects (Torres, Tuvok, Seska etc) are firmly in place. Seeing the Maquis on Humanitarian work not involving themselves is a far cry from their televised portrayal as well as th
Joshua Palmatier
This book was better than I thought it would be. Like I said on the previous book in this series, Star Trek books can be hit or miss and I expected this one to be a miss. It wasn't. Not as good as book 3 in the series, but much better than the first two books. The only downside of this novel is that there really wasn't much focus on the actual plague that was the genesis of the series. It's there, but I didn't see any real advancement of the plague plot, such as who's behind it, or how they're g ...more
Apr 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: star-trek
Not a bad story, it suffers from the fact that I was getting tired of the series by book 2 of 6. If I had read it as a stand-alone, I would probably have rated it four stars; it's a tolerable genre story telling the beginning of Tom Riker's association with the Maquis; it has action, drama, and characterization, but as book four of six in a series that really has no business being a six-book series, it suffers on the originality front, as well as the predictability front. ...more
Benjamin Plume
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, star-trek
The Double Helix set was one of the first group of ST novels I read...they must be good, because I've read a couple hundred since. ...more
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