The Parallels runs several concurrent storylines but the main focus of the book concerns an assasination and the various people tasked with solving the crime
Tales comprises 6 short stories, a glossary, and details on the main non-human species the book takes as its focus, the Manderians
Once again Picard and his crew face a moral crisis where their orders conflict with the oath they took as officers of the Federation. Will the Enterprise follow orders and squash a rebellion, or stand against Starfleet, one ship against many, to protect people fighting for their freedom?
With the events of “All Good Things..” still fresh in his mind, Captain Picard is tasked with the dubious task of aiding in the entry into the Federation a species that needs a serious lesson in the value of individual lives.