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Hollow Men


At the turning point of the Dominion War, Captain Benjamin Sisko, facing certain defeat by the overwhelming and relentless forces of the Dominion, initiated a secret plan to secure the aid of the Romulans, the Federation's longtime adversaries. What began as a desperate attempt to save lives became a descent into an abyss of deception, moral compromise and outright criminal acts, as Sisko became compelled to sacrifice every ideal he believed in - in order to preserve those same ideals. In "HOLLOW MEN" the aftermath of those events is explored as Sisko returns to Earth to answer for his actions. But to his surprise, no one intends to punish him. The course he took is viewed instead as a necessary and lesser evil which may yet prove to be the salvation of the Federation way of life. But Sisko's own conscience haunts him, and as he continues to seek some kind of penance for what he has done, opportunists within Starfleet itself set in motion a scheme which uses his actions as a springboard from which the Federation will emerge from the war as an imperial power.

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Sisko and Garak travel to Earth to take part in the first Allied talks between the Federation, the Romulans and the Klingons. While there, Sisko informs Starfleet of the extent to which he and Elim Garak were involved in the death of Senator Vreenak.

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Pocket Books

Original Release:

26 April 2005

Book Length:

356 pages

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Featured Characters:

Auger, Julian Bashir, Marta Batanides, Mexh Brixhta, Broik, Huang Chaoying, Wendy Chaplin, Kimara Cretak, Jadzia Dax, Enderby, Vic Fontaine, Elim Garak, Jabara, Jedburgh, Kaga, Kira Nerys, Michel Le Brun, James Leyton, Guy Marlow, Mechter, Morn, M'Pella, Alynna Nechayev, Miles O'Brien, Odo, Quark, Rhemet, Rom, Tomas Roeder, William Ross, Taela Shanthi, Benjamin Sisko, Joseph Sisko, Judith Sisko, Luther Sloan, Steyn, Tehrak, Trasser, Veral, Worf

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Deep Space Nine

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Wed 04 May, 2016 11:15 PM
'The Pale Moonlight' was one of the best Star Trek episodes so it is no surprise someone tried to do a follow up. I wish they hadn't. The story drags out Sisko's moral dilemma far longer than it needs to and the rest of the story is surprisingly forgettable given the fact that Garak is so prominently featured.

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