Captain MacKenzie Calhoun was not always destined for Starfleet. Look back twenty years...
A hardened killer, at nineteen years old he is already a leader of men: the maverick teenage figurehead of the revolt that will free his home planet from alien domination. But what will he do when his only goal -- his struggle to overthrow the Danteri rule -- is achieved? Discovered by Captain Picard of the USS Stargazer, who detects in him the seeds of possible greatness, he is given a choice which will change his life forever. Under the guidance of Jean-Luc Picard, he abandons the route that can only lead to an early death on his home world. Instead he chooses to enrol at Starfleet Academy, a place utterly opposed to the values of independence and rebellion he learned as a youth. The road from raw recruit to Starfleet Officer has never been rougher. And Mackenzie Calhoun's journey is never less than fascinating, told here as only Peter David can tell it.
Peter David is a prolific writer whose career, and continued popularity, spans more than twenty-five years. He has worked in every conceivable media—television, film, books (fiction, nonfiction, and audio), short stories, and comic books—and acquired followings in all of them.
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