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Review: The Gemini Agent

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Title: The Gemini Agent

Series: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

Author: Rick Barba

Genre: Science Fiction

In The Gemini Agent, as first-year final exams week kicks off, several incident reports with serious allegations against James T. Kirk end up on the Commandant of Midshipmen’s desk. None of the allegations are true, of course… or are they? Kirk is being plagued by mysterious blackout periods, so he finds the allegations difficult to refute. During these blackout periods, he has no recollection of what he did, save for some very disturbing and disjointed memories. Kirk needs his friends, Bones and Uhura to help prove his innocence. Who is targeting Kirk, and why is he being targeted? And how far are they willing to go? Someone close to Kirk holds the answers to all of these questions, but can he put the pieces together before it’s too late?

This is the third book in the series based on the 2009 Star Trek movie. Kirk is facing a lot of accusations and he’s having weird blackout periods. It’s up to his friends to figure out exactly what’s happening and how to help him.

The third book has got to be my favorite when it comes to Spock/Uhura content. There’s plenty of great moments, but they’re not yet actually together (if he wasn’t half Vulcan, it would have happened ages ago).

Chekov finally shows up in this book! He’s only 14 and he likes to run around barefoot. He’s adorable and clever and awesome. I can’t help but think “cute cute cute” whenever he says or does anything. I have no idea why I like him so much.

I really don’t like that Kirk has a new love interest in every book. He’s ‘in love’ with three girls in three books. And they’re never mentioned again. This time, the girl is T’Laya. She’s a vulcan, but what makes her really interesting is that she didn’t grow up on Vulcan, so she’s not like others. She’s acts really human, actually. I liked her from the beginning. In her first conversation with Uhura, she mentions how hot Spock is (so Uhura isn’t the only one that thinks so).

Why are all the books in the series so short? I want more details, people. Other than that, it’s awesome.


2 thoughts on “Review: The Gemini Agent

  1. Wow, it has been a while since I read any of the Star Trek books. This sounds interesting. I will check it out. Good review. Oh and Kirk had a new love interest on every (exaggeration) episode, so no surprise there.


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