The fifth Vanguard novel raises the stakes for all those embroiled in the mystery of the Taurus Reach.
Diego Reyes, courtmartialled Starfleet commodore and disgraced former commander of space station Vanguard, discovers that his role in deciphering the truth about the Taurus Reach is not yet over. As friend and foe join forces in a separate peace against the threat of the Shedai — the godlike aliens who, eons ago, reigned over that part of the galaxy — a long-missing wild card in the complex events which are playing out in the Taurus Reach returns to change the nature of the game.
is the author of numerous Star Trek novels, including the USA Today best-seller A Time to Heal and its companion volume, A Time to Kill. Mack's other novels include Star Trek: DS9: Warpath, Star Trek Vanguard: Harbinger, Star Trek: S.C.E.: Wildfire, and numerous eBooks and short stories. Mack also cowrote two episodes of Star Trek: DS9, “Starship Down” and “It's Only a Paper Moon.”