A very quick read from the original Trek novel series, Trek to Madworld reads a lot like an episode of the original series – though it would’ve gone way over budget on special effects. Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise have to save nearly 700 colonists who are slowly dying of radiation poisoning, but are sidetracked by Enoliw, a near-omnipotent being who wants their help (along with the crews of a Klingon and Romulan ship) in solving a problem.
The book’s fairly well written and the main characters are all in character, if you get my meaning. There are several new faces that also fit into the story very easily. It’s reminiscent of several other Trek episodes, and a few books, but it’s an easy two hour read for any Trek fan.