(From the publisher):
When a covert Elasian mining operation interferes
with a Federation geological expedition, Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise are dispatched to the planet Rakatan to mediate between the rival parties. The Elasian Dohlman claims that the planet and its ilithium deposits are hers. But the geologists warn that if Rakatan Mons - the galaxy's largest stratovolcano - should erupt while the Elasians are mining its flanks, no amount of dilithium will save them.
While Lt. Commander Uhura and a landing party struggle to determine if the Dohlman's claim is true, Captain Kirk puts his ship on the line to keep the two sides from each other's throats. Soon, however, concerns over the planet's
ownership are overshadowed by the arrival of a hostile Elasian armada and a cataclysmic volcanic explosion on the surface that threatens all parties with a deadly shower of destruction...
Original title: Firestorm
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Shared Worlds