Book Six: Wildfire
Whenever there’s a need to fix, repair, or salvage, Starfleet calls in the crack S.C.E. team on the U.S.S. da Vinci. Under the command of Captain David Gold and Commander Sonya Gomez, the S.C.E. solves the unsolvable, from finding a Starfleet vessel lost inside a holographic ship to doping out new technology captured during the Dominion War.
However, the da Vinci’s mission to Galvan VI will prove to be the S.C.E.’s greatest challenge to date, as they must salvage the U.S.S. Orion from the turbulent atmosphere of a gas giant. As if that wasn’t enough, the Orion is carrying the prototype of the deadly Wildfire device — a protomatter warhead that can ignite gas giants into stars — and the planet seems to be home to a strange alien life-form that may have been responsible for the Orion’s destruction!
Wildfire contains the complete eBook editions of S.C.E. adventures #20-24: “Enigma Ship”; “War Stories,” Book 1; “War Stories,” Book 2; “Wildfire,” Book 1; and “Wildfire,” Book 2.
"That David Mack. If you need a story that combines fear, pain, sorrow, suffering, thrills, humor, and an atmosphere awash in raw, intimate emotion and life-or-death tension, Mack is your man. In the latest paperback collection of tales from the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, Mack's novel Wildfire takes top honors."
"…potently lethal and ultimately heartbreaking… For all the times our heroes get away with only a scratch or a dent, it's too easy to forget that a brave editor and skilled writer might cook up an episode in which everything is not okay by the end. Without spoiling anything, I can safely tell you that Mack has done a bang-up job."
—Killian Melloy, Wigglefish
"Mack has a solid way of infusing … depth and emotion into each member of the da Vinci crew, proving as he did in his many multiple Trek works that a character's thoughts and feelings are just as important as the mission to be carried out. … Mack's well-written ending changes the face of the S.C.E. forever."
—Bill Williams, TrekWeb.com