The Good That Men Do, Paperback Book

The Good That Men Do Paperback

Part of the Star Trek: Enterprise series

4 out of 5 (5 ratings)


As revealed in LAST FULL MEASURE (1416503583) Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker was not killed in an explosion, but rather, his death was staged.

With the assistance of Captain Archer and Doctor Phlox, Trip is swept up by the shadowy organization that was employing his best friend, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, and sent deep under cover.

After discovering that the Romulans have a new warp drive, faster than any vessel, Starfleet sends Trip to determine if this will be a threat to the new fragile alliance.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Space opera
  • ISBN: 9780743440011

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As a previous reviewer has said, the characters are pretty much spot-on but Trip's crucial decision is extremely contrived. The buttressing with Jake and Nog is fluff exposition and unnecessary. The twist at the end is, unfortunately, just as goofy and Agatha Christie-esque.Expect no resolutions or revelations. It's 450 pages of retconning for future books.

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An interesting story line. Nog (from DS9) finds information about events from the beginnings of the Federation (Enterprise time frame) that are in conflict with the established history everyone learns in school. He shows it to Jake and we, the readers, read along with them the events of Archer, T'Pol, Tucker, and the Romulans before the formation of the Federation. I have not seen many of the Enterprise episodes so do not know much about events leading up to this story but I did enjoy what the author had to write.

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This is the first Enterprise book I've ever read. I'm a fan of Mangels & Martin, from their work on the Star Trek: Titan series and this book keeps them in my short list of favorite Star Trek authors. I especially enjoyed the way that the Enterprise history was woven in with Jake and Nog from DS9. Hard book to put down.

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An interesting book concerning the "loss" of Trip, history being rewritten, and the beginnings of the first Federation - Romulan war.

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This book is the 1st of 4 books that reveal how Enterprise the TV series should have ended. The other books in the series ae Star Trek Enterprise (STE) Kobayashi Maru, STE The Romulan War Beneath the Rapots Wing, and STE The Roomulan War To Brave the Storm. These books tell the story Captian Archer's crew from the end of Xindi War to the beginning of the Federation of Planets. The writer does not cheat his readers with time travel or magic aliens but tells a great tale. <br/><br/>The Good that men do focuses on the early adventures of Charles Trip Tucker. His story will be woven through the fabric of the next three books. This book looks at his recruitment into Section 31 and his infiltration into the Romulan Star Empire.<br/><br/>The book is a great read and by the end of it you will want to read the next 3 books.