TNG: Double Helix — Infection

{4/5} “Solomon still had no idea why the General wanted to kill off so many innocent people. Not that it was his problem. But secretly, he half-wished the Federation would find the cure a little faster. He might be a member of the largest criminal organization in human space, but he didn’t consider himself a murderer.”

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Infection by John Gregory Betancourt, published in 1999

Captain Picard and the Enterprise are called to Archarian III, where a deadly plague has broken out. Dr. Crusher determines that the plague was manufactured — the creators intentionally targeted people who are half human and half Peladian, of whom there are thousands. When Dr. Crusher beams up a test subject, the containment forcefield isn’t enough to prevent Deanna Troi from contracting the plague.

This is the 1st book in a 6-book series.

It takes place early in the mission, when Tasha Yar is still on board.

It’s good — it has some nice moments — but not quite great. Since it’s the start of a larger story, I’ll see if the next part is better.

This is the 1st book I’ve read by Betancourt.

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