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Will and Geordi are caught in an alien war!

Crossfire is a Star Trek: The Next Generation - Starfleet Academy young adult novel – the eleventh novel in the series – written by John Vornholt. Published by Pocket Books, it was first released in December 1996.

Summary Edit

From the book jacket
Will Riker believed it was an honor to belong to the Starfleet Academy Band, a position few first-year cadets achieve. He becomes friends with fellow cadet Geordi La Forge, the band's roadie, who looks forward to visiting exotic planets and hanging out with the band. But Riker isn't so sure. He's tired of being the butt of practical jokes – standard treatment for all band newcomers – and threatens to quit.
Then comes the big competition on the beautiful resort planet of Pacifica. The Starfleet Academy Band is so good that they attract the unwanted attention of an alien warship. They are given a choice: perform for alien troops or be destroyed.
But when the cadets arrive on war-torn Elofim, they're caught in the crossfire with no escape. Suddenly, Riker isn't worrying about leaving the band. Instead, he and Geordi have to find a way off Elofim – alive!

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Characters Edit

William T. Riker 
Geordi La Forge 

References Edit

Starfleet Academy

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