Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek (November 27, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1451650736
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451650730

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Cold Equations, Book II
Silent Weapons


Three years after the disastrous final Borg Invasion, a bitter cold war against the Typhon Pact has pushed Starfleet’s resources to the breaking point. Now the rise of a dangerous new technology threatens to destroy the Federation from within.

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise crew answer a distress call from an old friend, only to become targets in a deadly game of deception. To protect a vital diplomatic mission, they must find a way to identify the spies hiding in their midst, before it’s too late.

But Worf soon realizes the crew’s every move has been predicted: Someone is using them as pawns. And the closer they get to exposing their enemy, the deeper they spiral into its trap…


Reviewers' Comments

"As much as I enjoyed The Persistence of Memory, I feel that this installment is even better. The characterizations are dead-on, the stakes are high, and the drama feels truly real."

"As it stands, the first two books of the Cold Equations trilogy are, for me, the bar against which TrekLit novels should be measured. … I can't wait for the final book, The Body Electric."

Dan Gunther, Trek Lit Reviews

"Silent Weapons has the impressive action that readers expect from a David Mack book. He mirrors this perfectly with character moments that continuously push the Next Generation crew into new and interesting places, all while providing the shake-ups he is know for. I cannot recommend this book more highly."

—Matthew Rushing,

"There is no shortage of excitement and mystery in this action-paced sequel.Star Trek fans won't want to miss this this incredible new trilogy. … Silent Weapons is impossible to put down and is completely engaging and left me ready for the next installment. Star Trek novels don't get much better than this."

Angela Schuch,

"Well, this marks a first for my blog — reviews of Star Trek novels. I've mentioned Star Trek novels in the past, but I've never done an actual review of any of the numerous titles. So, why now? The answer is simple: I really enjoyed the first two books in the three-book series."

"I raced through the novel because I needed to know what was going to happen next and also because I felt for the first time in a Star Trek novel the 'good guys' might not come out the winners. Mack does an excellent job of weaving mystery, political intrigue, science fiction, and action together in a fast-paced character-driven story."

J. A. Lantz, Avid Reading, Constant Writing

"Silent Weapons is [an] outstanding story, expertly crafted, and powerfully presented. Mack's pitched two winners in a row."

Robert Lyons,

"With a ridiculously exciting pace, danger around every corner, and some high-stakes political drama, [Silent Weapons] seriously felt like it could have been a season of 24."

"Mack … misdirects, insinuates, and swings the crosshairs around so much [that] it felt like anyone could die at any time, and I was biting my nails by the end of it."

"[Cold Equations] could potentially be even better than Destiny."

Declan Greene, Priority One Podcast