When the USS Enterprise makes contact with a shuttle craft starship presumed lost with all hands over 20 years ago, they find the lone occupant to be the self-proclaimed chosen son of a deity called Ay-nab. Suddenly the engines of the Enterprise are seized by an unexplained outside force.
Gordon Eklund (born 1945) is a Nebula Award-winning, American science fiction author whose works include the "Lord Tedric" series and two of the earliest original novels based on the 1960s Star Trek TV series. He has written under the pen name Wendell Stewart, and in one instance under the name of the late E. E. "Doc" Smith (1890–1965).
Gordon Eklund. Wikipedia.