The Taurus Reach: the source of a secret that has driven the great powers of the 23rd century to risk everything in the race to control it. Now four new adventures — previously untold tales of the past and present, with hints of what is yet to come — begin the next great phase in the Vanguard saga.
Witness the dawn of Starbase 47, as Ambassador Jetanien faces choices that will shape the future of Operation Vanguard... follow journalist Tim Pennington as he reaches a crossroads in his search for the truth... see how the crises on two colonies transform the lives of Diego Reyes and Rana Desai... and travel with Cervantes Quinn to a deadly confrontation that will change everything — all in one unforgettable Star Trek collection.
Dayton Ward (born 1967) is a science fiction author primarily known for his Star Trek novels and short stories, which began with publication in the Strange New Worlds anthology series. He published stories in each of the first three Strange New Worlds volumes, making him the first author to render himself ineligible under the rules of that series. As such, future authors who achieved the same feat were said to have earned a "Wardy."
In addition to his Star Trek books, he has written numerous articles related to Star Trek in Star Trek Communicator and Star Trek Magazine. He has also published a number of short stories in various magazines and collections. His frequent collaborator on these and other works is fellow author Kevin Dilmore..