Spock: “Doctor, either you are being facetious, or you are not very concerned about my welfare.”
The Andorian said, “For the immediate future, the three of you are considered a domestic unit. I hope that is acceptable?”
“Most of the time,” Kirk said with a grin.
In this tale Kirk, Bones, and Spock chase a pirate named Auk Rex onto a fabled planet of refuge named Sanctuary. What they do not know is that once you arrive on the planet, you are unable to leave. Ever. The mysterious beings called the Senites provide a welcome haven for outlaws and criminals; providing them with food, shelter, and any other necessity they may require. But something dark and sinister is going on behind the scenes, and the trio must get to the bottom of it if they ever want to escape the planet and return to the Enterprise.
Even though I am relatively new to the Star Trek fandom, I can recognize a good quality story when I read one, and this one definitely falls into that category. It was well written, with lots of action, creepiness, great descriptions of the planet, character driven storylines, and a hint of romance (when Kirk is involved, isn’t there always romance? :P).
One of the things I like the most about the original series of Star Trek is the witty banter and sassiness that occurs between Kirk, McCoy, and Spock. Imagine my delight to discover this book was all about the three of them together trying to get off the planet! It was great to watch the dynamic between the characters unfold as the story progressed. Even if you are not a huge Trek fan I think if you are just a fantasy/scifi fan in general you could appreciate this story.