Open Secrets
Dayton Ward
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Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PMBy Dayton Ward

Open Secrets reexamines the classic era of Kirk and Spock, uncovering hidden secrets about their infinite and perilous universe through the eyes of all original characters.
  • Title: Open Secrets
  • Author: Dayton Ward
  • ISBN: 9781416547921
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback

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Terence Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
I ve mentioned in my reviews of the Vanguard series how Mack is the visibly better writer than his collaborators I ve offered no examples to illustrate my contention, which is poor form Partly, that s because this is my brain candy reading and I m not picking over it like a grad student studying Horace s use of adverbs But I ve also recently finished volume five of the 13 volume Chekhov short story collection, which featured some of his best stories so far IMO , and it got me to wondering what s [...]
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Nicky2910 Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Following up after the excellent Reap the Whirlwind, Dayton Ward s plate was quite full but he than delivered.This novel is neatly divided in different plotthreads, so I m going to comment on those individually Reyes court martialFirst of all, I appreciated the fact that the trial wasn t about refuting the charges but for Reyes to explain his motivation From a by the book point of view he s guilty, he willfully disseminated classified information and went against orders But he s a man of consci [...]
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John Mosman Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
The Vanguard adventures continues Commodore Reyes is convicted, the Klingons are closing in, there is a diplomatic opening with Romulans and the Federation is closer to deciphering the alien technologies Good stuff for Star Trek Fans with a series that does not concentrate on the TV series characters or stories.
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Adam Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
I thoroughly enjoy this series, but Ward simply isn t as engaging or compelling an author as David Mack.
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David King Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Open Secrets by Dayton Ward is the 4th novel in the Star Trek Vanguard series which continues the various plotlines kicked off in the previous novels A prime focus of the narrative in this book is the investigation and trial of the station s commander, Commodore Reyes who was arrested at the end of the previous book for allowing classified information to be published by a reporter In addition, the reader gets to the follow the further deterioration of relations with the Klingon and Tholian Empir [...]
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Wes O"Dell Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Ward s latest contribution to the Vanguard saga is both gripping and elegantly presented Beginning with a flash forward the long awaited Klingon fleet action against the station the novel quickly backtracks to tell the story of Commodore Reyes s imprisonment and trial as well as continuing to unfold the story of the Shedai All the while, escalating tensions with the Klingons dominate the background The plot develops well and does a great deal to lend the Vanguard story the epic ness for which it [...]
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Joe Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
I just finished book 4 of the Star Trek Vanguard series, Open Secrets, and I was really pleased The book is a jumping off point for the second part of the Vanguard story At the end of the last book the Federation learned of the terrible threat posed by the alien Shedai after several members of Starfleet, and one down on his luck reporter, witnessed the destruction of the Jinoteur system.Most of the new plots in this book were introduced at the end of the previous volume, what I had described as [...]
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Sean Park Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
The fourth book in the Vanguard series, Open Secrets is a wonderful edition to the original series universe This book follows multiple characters throughout the Taurus Reach as the conflicts in the region begin to heat up While light has been shone on the Shedai, the ancient race that controlled the Taurus Reach before the federation, these aliens still remain somewhat of a mystery Similarly, the goals of the Klingons, Tholians, and Romulans are not entirely known either The book leaves the rea [...]
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Bryan Williams Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Open Secrets takes an off day from the Vanguard series, but again, it is important to read this book to move the story arc along I wish the publisher insisted that David Mack be the only author of this series I don t see why they insisted on asking other authors to join the fray Also, these Vanguard books are hard to find They must have had one run at the publisher, because I have had to buy used copies, or very expensive trade paperback versions from they aren t available to order from the actu [...]
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Jimyanni Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
This book was a good read, an interesting continuation of the over Vanguard story as told in the previous three books If you ve read them and enjoyed them, you ll certainly want to read this one, particularly if you intend to read the next offering in the series If you haven t read the previous three, however, this book will not stand on its own it has no real plot of its own, but is simply a continuation of the various subplots already established Some of those subplots are quite interesting, a [...]
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Adam Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
While Reap the Whirlwind was always going to be a hard act to follow, Ward manages to advance Ming Xiong s storyline quite nicely with the welcome presence of a rogue Klingon commander and his scientist wife The introduction of Nogura also works well, and there are some nice nods to continuity especially the shout outs to the Gorn TOS Arena and Nimbus III Star Trek V.Unfortunately, this volume loses a lot of momentum being bogged down in the Reyes court martial saga and T Prynn s ever raging bat [...]
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John Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
A very good ST book One complaint it s been WELL over a year since the LAST book in this series was released It was really hard for me to get back into it after that long There was a cast list at the front of this book, but a thorough synopsis of what has happened in the previous three books would have been much better As it was, I found myself have to go back to the last book and read some sections of it to remember details about what had come before.Looking forward to the next book in this s [...]
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C.D. Reimer Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
I read the previous book in this series several years ago When I started reading this one, I jumped right back in as if it was only yesterday The glossary of major events and characters in the front helped a bit Although set in the ST TOS universe, this series isn t about Captain Kirk and crew but all the people who are present in the background The political intrigue of all the great empires i.e Federation, Klingon, Romulan, etc scouring a remote region of deep space for technology left behind [...]
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Victor Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
More like 2.5 stars.I don t envy the authors of these books Swapping off writing duties while maintaining a unified voice can t be easy Until now, the Vanguard series has played it pretty straight Some twists here and there, usually pretty entertaining Open Secrets ended with a twist that I cannot condone That being said, I will continue to read the series out of a sort of grim curiosity David Mack is easily the better of the authors who ve contributed work so far, so I m eager to see what he do [...]
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Luke Sims-Jenkins Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Loved it I didn t think Open Secrets could top Reap the Whirlwind, but it did As I have mentioned before, if you haven t read the previous three novels then this will be very confusing, but if you had oh boy you are in for a treat I cannot say too much, because I wouldn t like to spoil anything, but theres a trial in the great Trek tradition, action and intrigue and many twists and turns Some very surprising cameos too which left a big smile on my face I ll say it right now Vanguard is the great [...]
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Benjamin Plume Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
This was a transition novel in the Vanguard series Everything is in flux Like many such novels, this transitory state forced it to scale back a bit on the action to make room for character moments and exposition Either despite this or because of this I m honestly not sure which this was my favorite of the Vanguard novels so far Now that I m familiar with the characters, seeing them tested in new and somewhat surprising ways was enjoyable.
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Chad Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Just because I couldn t rate this higher than a 3, doesn t mean it was badis book covered a long time frame and had some slow moving plot threads, but to the overarching story of Vanguard, it really moved along nicely It s just after the first 3 unbelievably action packed books, this one slows it down a little Still a nice addition to the Vanguard series.
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Tom Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Filler for the next in the series Each book contains too much rehashing of past events By the 4th installment it is unnecessary to restate the previous actions of books 1 3 Probably done purposely to remind readers since originally there was a gap between publication As an aside, ebook prices for this series are all over the place for those in the US.
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Evelyn Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
I feel like now Is a good time to say that this series is one of the best, or at least the most enjoyable that I ve read as far as Star Trek is concerned I ll be really sad when I ve finished the last one as the entire universe that s been created in these books is amazing, and one that potentially would have been a interesting television series than DS9 or Voyager.
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Dan Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Although Open Secrets doesn t quite match the quality of the previous novel, I enjoyed it thoroughly I give Open Secrets 8 10 It made me happy at times, sad at other times, and occasionally shocked and awed me Just like a good Star Trek novel should.Full review treklit 2011 10 o
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Marc Mason Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
The Vanguard series continues to surprise and entertain Part of the fun is that, like in the New Frontier books, anything can happen New characters not beholden to the films or TV series mean the Trek possibilities are nearly endless Highly recommended.
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Javier Luiso Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
It was a good bridge book in Vanguard saga.
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Gareth Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Found it quite hard to get through, didn t sustain my interest as much as previous instalments in the Vanguard series.
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Evan Wood Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
A fast and fun read with a great cliff hanger ending
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Stephen Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Not bad I read this out of order and I m sure that if I had read the first 3 books, this one would ve been better 3 5 for having a dull plot and mostly unknown characters driving it.
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Steve Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
This series takes the DS9 concept woefully unappreciated in its day and moves it back to the Kirk era love the concept AND the execution.
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Robert Soroky Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Another great entry in the continuing Star Trek Vanguard series
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Leelan Aug 12, 2020 - 21:37 PM
Not as good as those that went before Not much to say.
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