I liked the idea and despite the contrasting reviews I decided to give the book a go. Wrong ! I am a self confessed "Trekkie" and have read many, many Star Trek books. This was ...Boring. I never thought I'd say that about a book of this genre and I have enjoyed previous Dayton Ward books. Its difficult to say why but the characters seemed flat and uninteresting to the extent that although I finished the book last week I have no idea what the conclusion of the story was and have no inclination to re read it to remind myself.