Star Trek ENT: The Good That Men Do

{4.5/5} “A large, livid burn snaked down his neck, and a profusion of other wounds and smudges covered both his flesh and his torn uniform. So this is what it’s like to be dead, he thought, really trying on the idea for the first time. Funny. Doesn’t hurt as much as I thought it would.

Star Trek: Enterprise — The Good That Men Do by Michael A. Martin & Andy Engels, published in 2007

Five worlds are coming together to form the Coalition of Planets. The Romulans aren’t happy about this, and they launch a scheme to break it up. Meanwhile, Trip and T’Pol are mourning the loss of their daughter Elizabeth. Later, Trip contacts Malcolm’s Section 31 contact when Starfleet won’t heed their warning.

This is the 1st novel that takes place after the series.

Shran and T’Pau also show up.

There is a framing story with Jake and Nog investigating a historical mystery — comparing the original story of Trip’s death with newly unclassified files.

If you’re the editor if the Star Trek books, and the writers of the Enterprise finale have killed Trip, the 1st thing you’re going to do is bring him back. It’s a tricky situation, though — who are you going to get to do it? A writing duo who have proven they can handle complex storylines.

I’ve read 5 books by this writing team, plus 2 solo books by Martin. The previous entry in the story of the 22nd century is Star Trek: Enterprise — Last Full Measure by Martin and Engels.

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