A 1992 Star Trek: The Original Series novel by LA Graf that has the Enterprise being sent to investigate an outbreak of mental illness on the planet Nodstral as a team of scientists disappear in the cold wasteland.
Soon the Enterprise lose contact with both of the teams on the planet and they have to fight to survive on the planet and figure out what is going on before the planet tears apart.
It was released on July 1992 by Pocket Books.
Tropes for the novel:
- Descent Into Madness: Many people are succumbing to some kind of mental illness from some unknown cause.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Alion, while trying to kill to Chekov, gets eaten by the Kraken that he was feeding his victims to in his quest to gain their technology.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: McCoy is afraid of going into deep icy water due to losing his cousin, David, in a boating accident.