An original novel set in the universe of Star Trek: Voyager --and the sequel to Protectors and Acts of Contrition !
Admiral Kathryn Janeway faces a tribunal determined to execute her for supposed crimes committed during Voyager 's maiden trek through the Delta Quadrant. Captain Chakotay knows that the Kinara , several species now allied against the Full Circle fleet, are not all they appear to be. The Confederacy of the Worlds of the First Quadrant--a pact he cannot trust--is his only hope for unraveling the Kinara 's true agenda and rescuing Admiral Janeway. Meanwhile, Seven and Tom Paris are forced to betray the trust of their superiors in a desperate bid to reveal the lengths to which a fellow officer has gone in the name of protecting the Federation from the legendary Caeliar.