TNG: Double Helix — Quarantine

{4.5/5} “One of the drawbacks of being in a loose-knit organization like the Maquis was that orders were not always followed immediately. Sometimes a commander had to explain the situation in order to convince his subordinates to act. Of course, fighting a guerrilla war against two vastly superior forces would make anyone cautious, and Maquis captains were used to acting on their own discretion. Sometimes the chain of command was as flimsy as a gaseous nebula.”

Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Quarantine by John Vornholt, published in 1999

The planet of Helena has been stricken with the three-prion plague. It’s in the Demilitarized Zone, and the Cardassians are enforcing a quarantine. The Maquis want to get medical help to the people but they need help with that — Captain Chakotay captures Tom Riker on a medical mission and tries to convince him to help.

We get to see the Maquis before they joined Voyager — Chakotay, B’Elanna Torres, Tuvok, and Seska. We also get to see how Tom Riker became the man we saw on DS9.

I’ve read 11 books by Vornholt, 1 Babylon 5 and 10 Star Trek.

In this series I previously reviewed Star Trek: TNG — Double Helix: Red Sector.

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