Bizarre sensor readings lead the Sagittarius to an alien world where efforts to harness a dangerous and unstable technology have thrown the laws of probability out of balance. Now, events that might have occurred only one time in a trillion are happening constantly, to deadly and dazzling effect.
(Follows Vanguard series) Federation sends two starships, the scout Sagittarius and the cruiser Endeavour, to plumb the secrets of the vast region known as the Taurus Reach. The crew of the Sagittarius wants to save a species named the Tomol, but first they’ll need to save themselves - from the most nefarious Klingon starship commander in history.
Answering the distress call of the U.S.S. Sagittarius - which has crashed on the planet following a fierce battle with the Klingons - Captain Atish Khatami and the crew of the Starship Endeavour must now attempt a rescue mission ... even as they are locked in battle with the evolving, increasingly malevolent Tomol who, if allowed to escape their home world, pose an imminent threat to the entire galaxy!
After a large, unidentified vessel arrives in orbit of Cantrel V and launches a seemingly unprovoked orbital bombardment, the U.S.S. Endeavour responds to the colony’s distress call. As they attempt to render assistance and investigate the mysterious ship, Captain Atish Khatami and her crew begin to unlock the astonishing secrets the planet has harbored for centuries.