Control

Control From the New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes an original thrilling Section novel set in the Star Trek The Next Generation universe No law no conscience no mercy Amoral shrouded in

  • Title: Control
  • Author: David Mack
  • ISBN: 9781501151705
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes an original, thrilling Section 31 novel set in the Star Trek The Next Generation universe No law no conscience no mercy Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, and answering to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group pledged to defend the Federation at any cost ThFrom the New York Times bestselling author David Mack comes an original, thrilling Section 31 novel set in the Star Trek The Next Generation universe No law no conscience no mercy Amoral, shrouded in secrecy, and answering to no one, Section 31 is the mysterious covert operations division of Starfleet, a rogue shadow group pledged to defend the Federation at any cost The discovery of a two hundred year old secret gives Doctor Julian Bashir his best chance yet to expose and destroy the illegal spy organization But his foes won t go down without a fight, and his mission to protect the Federation he loves just end up triggering its destruction Only one thing is for certain this time, the price of victory will be paid with Bashir s dearest blood 2016 CBS Studios, Inc STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc All Rights Reserved.

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    1. Wow. I laughed and cried. Good book. I love how this storyline has now wrapped up. We need heroes like these in America today.

    2. Well, that wast what I was expecting. As a thriller, it sets a good pace and keeps the reader interested. But as to the final resolution of Section 31 and the power behind the throne, I'm left feeling a bituncertain. There's something almost "Battlestar Galactica" about this finale, and its darkness leaves me with mixed emotionsdid I actually enjoy it? Was I disappointed or simply surprised? The novel itself seems to be satisfying a great many readers, and intellectually I can understand why. Ho [...]

    3. Control is a novel that redefines much of what we think of the Star Trek universe. While this may irk some fans, I loved this novel. The emotional and physical sacrifices that the characters have to make to achieve their goals and the nature of the enemy they are fighting were very compelling to me. A perfect Trek novel, and the best of the year's crop so far.Full review (video): youtube/watch?v=O9tX8

    4. Unbelievable. I have read about 50 Trek novels and this one is easily one of the best I have read. It may in fact be the best. David Mack is a fantastic writer and knows the characters inside and out. Stop what your doing and read this book.

    5. David Mack has never shied away from telling a big story with huge ramifications for The Federation, the Alpha quadrant, the Milky Way galaxy, hell, even the universe(s). The story in "Control" is yet another example of his expansive storytelling. Like his previous Section 31 related books, the main protagonist is the long-suffering Julian Bashir and his quest to rid his beloved Federation of the scourge of clandestine organization that pre-dates the Federation itself. As usual, Mack has a knack [...]

    6. Awesome! Disavowed is one of my all time favorites, so I've really been looking forward to this book. I'd heard some mixed reviews about how this book ends, but I thought it was a great ending. There are so many really great writers writing for ST these days, but I think David Mack is my favorite. His style, knowledge of ST & his perfect grasp of the characters always make for an entertaining read. Highly recommend!.

    7. Best Section 31 novel yet!Excellent novel with just the right balance of action, intrigued and ST technobabble. David Mack has taken the 31 concept far, and again added to his impressive collection of works.

    8. Great readEven after putting it down, I was still compelled to continue reading it after a brief respite. I hope to read more like this.

    9. (Originally posted at trekmovie/2017/05/09/revi)The moral and ethical nature of Section 31 comes into question in the latest Trek novel from author David Mack.“I can’t deny there’s rot in the core of Starfleet. In the heart of the Federation. I’ve seen it.’ [Bashir] looked up at Garak, and his eyes had the hard, unyielding focus of a man ready to go to war. ‘I came to you because I need to know how to stop it. How to end it. How to destroy it.’‘Well, that’s simple, Doctor. What [...]

    10. Star Trek: Section 31: Control by David Mack Bashir and Sarina learn of a secret programme that pervades systems throughout the Federation (and beyond) and has been in place for centuries. Nominally it registers threats and brings them to the attention of the authorities - but it has long since developed a mind of its own, acting on its own and creating Section 31, calling itself Control. Bashir engages Data's help in finally bringing down this machine. First of all, the idea of the machine Ura [...]

    11. Continuing the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch is Section 31: Control. Though this is part of the DS9 series, only Bashir and Garak are mentioned in this one. Star Trek rarely does thrillers and goes very dark, this is one of those occasions. At the birth of the Federation, humanity, desperate to never again face the dark times of its past, either through its own doing or through alien influence, secretly creates a program to monitor audio and visual inputs, parse the data, analyze it, then, [...]

    12. I am a huge Bashir fan he was my favorite character on DS9 this book continues his story after the end of the TV series. Bashir working with Sarina the woman he helped bring out of her catatonic state or double agents hoping to bring down Section 31 from the inside. This book via flashback tells how Section 31 came to be. It does an excellent job filling in the history we also get to see Garak, Data his daughter Lal and brief appearance by Ezri Dax. These novels all set after Nemsis have expande [...]

    13. In many ways I enjoyed this book and would rate it a 5. However, as I read it I couldn't help but think that it undermines some of the key premises of the Star Trek universe. One of the core Trek concepts seems to be that eventually the human race will make it - it is an optimistic vision of the future - we'll make it and a just society will be established. Sure, that society faced challenges. In fact, I really liked the DS9 series because it presented a more nuanced view of the Federation and S [...]

    14. Great riveting book. Mack is unafraid to weave a wide-ranging tale and cut down beloved characters to size.Only thing that bugs me is the big plot hole at the end (spoiler alert), Option 1 - Control is actually devoted to the Federation and wants to ditch Section 31 as a threat. If that were true then all it had to do was let Data/Bashir insert their data cards, not go through the bloody theater. Not to mention the brainwash and self-disembowelment of you-know-who.Option 2 - Control is a self-ce [...]

    15. Section 31 has been the invisible power behind Starfleet Intelligence for far too long, and Dr. Julian Bashir has had enough of letting them have their way. He and his lover Sarina Douglas (formerly of Starfleet Intelligence) are currently double agents, pretending to serve Section 31 while scheming to bring it down at the first opportunity. When ace investigative reporter Ozla Graniv comes to them with a 200 year old secret, Bashir sees his chance to bring 31 down once and for all, no matter th [...]

    16. Calling Wintermute. There's a hint of Neuromancer in here, though a far, far different story.Mack plays fair - there's a lot of Trek history (both film/tv-canon and novels, including Mack's work). It's part spy thriller, part caper. I haven't read/seen everything referred to, but the author plays fair I think, filling in enough detail that you don't get left behind.All in all a good Trek story - and I suspect there's still more to come.

    17. I'm not exactly sure what to think of this book. It is written well as we have come to expect from the author. However, the end leaves me in doubt on what it means for the future and past of the federation. I would have given this a five star rating if wasn't for the, slightly predictable, and troubling plot. I'm curious to find out how this will be picked up in other books from the same and other authors.

    18. David Mack always delivers a riveting read. This had all the elements I like in a story. Human interest, adventure, danger, intrigue, an out of the box bad guy, it's all there. I HOPE this story line is continued and not left dangling for years as has happened before.

    19. Timeline a little off but otherwise pretty good We know that Malcolm Reed was a member of 31 before the NX-01 was launched. This book makes it seem like section 31 began with the Xindi attack on earth.

    20. Although this is a good story, I dont feel it fits in the Star Trek Universe. If it were Original Fiction I would probably have given it 4 or 5 stars. Star Trek is meant to be a beacon of hope. This book is too dystopian.

    21. Great readVery interesting and lots of items tying in. David Mack as always supplies a thrilling read. Can't wait for the next stories

    22. The Federation is not as peaceful as you might think. The Federation is not as peaceful as you might think. Everything you know about Star Trek is based on a giant secret.

    23. Bah - I find the whole super-AI premise idiotic and unsatisfying, and David Mack is far too proud of his invention.

    24. Control continues the story of Dr. Julian Bashir, former doctor now turned spy from TV's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. In attempting to root out corruption at the very heart of the Federation he has uncovered a dark secret going back hundreds of years to humanity's first reach into the starsThe book is very gripping. The action and pace will keep you reading. Despite the fact that it's set in a distant utopian future, you are never comfortable and you never feel safe, just the sort of thing for a [...]

    25. This is a dark thriller and quite reminded me of a movie, one of those where no one is ever standing still and the clock is ever-ticking and the stakes alarmingly hide. In the case of this story, the stakes are… well, the size of the Federation and beyond. The big star is Julian Bashir, but there are many other players, guest stars, and yes, Section 31. I'm not normally a big fan of thrillers, but I think it was one of the central themes of this, which I'm not going to name, that really kept m [...]

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