By David Mack
They have been created to be killing machines. very smart, innovative, and deceptively complicated, the Jem'Hadar are a species engineered for battle and programmed on the genetic point for one function: to struggle until eventually demise as infantrymen of the sprawling stellar empire referred to as the kingdom. No Jem'Hadar has ever lived thirty years, and never even their masters, the shape-shifting Founders, understand what this sort of creature is able to changing into have been it to be freed of its servitude.
One Founder, in spite of the fact that, has dared to ask yourself.
Appointed by means of Odo himself to benefit peaceable coexistence aboard Deep area 9 ™, Taran'atar, an commemorated Elder one of the Jem'Hadar, had for months been a staunch, if conflicted, best friend to the staff of the station, ever suffering to appreciate the project on which he was once despatched . . . till whatever went horrifically improper.
ate up by means of self-doubt and an ever-growing rage, Taran'atar has lashed out opposed to these he was once sworn to help. whereas Captain Kira Nerys and Lieutenant Ro Laren either lie close to dying aboard DS9, their assailant has taken a hostage and fled into Cardassian house, pursued by way of Commander Elias Vaughn at the U.S.S. Defiant. yet because the hunt unfolds, Taran'atar's real goal turns into more and more much less convinced, because the rogue Jem'Hadar leads the Defiant to a discovery much more stunning than his crime.