This 1990 novel has message tapes and music tapes and ‘The Stand’ is ripped off. Robin Curtis as Saavik is on the cover, she will never be Saavik. This has a semi-sequel in the 2010 ‘Unspoken Truth’. The fact that Spock and Saavik later married is deeply creepy. This book has no K/S, little McCoy and annoying original characters Harper and Oba are annoying morons. This takes place before ‘The Wrath Of Khan’ and there seems to be no concept of security.
“We’re off on some diplomatic errand - but I don’t see any diplomats.”
“It looked like Conklin tried to claw his way out the window. Poor Conklin. That window wouldn’t open anyway.”
“Cold and empty night.”
“Doors could be broken down.”