on 1 March 2013
This story is set towards the end of the TOS period - before I say anything else, if you are a big Spock fan, forget it, he's barely in it, neither is McCoy.
It is largely about the reaction of Kirk to the end of the Five Year Mission and Sulu to a significant crisis in his life - neither is particularly interesting as a plot-line. The book also features the appearance of a race (no spoilers) that appeared in a later series but they are written so generically they could be any race from anywhere. The main mystery that underpins the book comes absolutely nowhere and just grinds to a stop in a couple of paragraphs - you are let thinking that this was suppose to be book one of two (but that is not the case).
Save your cash.