||Great book, unusual, but very well written and very interesting to see how the civilian politics part of Star Trek looks like. DeCandido is one of those writers who seem to know every part of their universe, because everything they write fits in with previous established facts. The single most revealing moment of that fact is in the last part of the book, when Klingon chancellor Martok meets Romulan praetor Tal'Aura, and her voice reminds him of his late wife Sirella - both were played by the same actress, Shannon Cochran! I love the attention to such details! Both thumbs up!