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Fairly Unbelievable Really,
This review is from: The Farther Shore (Star Trek Voyager) (Mass Market Paperback)
I have to start off by saying I was disappointed by 'Homecoming', so this was never going to be a promising read. I wanted to tie up loose ends so I bought it anyway, and yes... also disappointing.
The villain is entirely unbelievable, and is foiled by a string of bizarre coincidences - the person who twigs and guesses then tells the Voyager crew really just isn't bright enough - Golden, in my humble opinion, should've had him/her assimilated at the first opportunity! Cue a sequence of 'cat and mouse' between some of the ex Voyager crew and some extremely wooden, couldn't-possibly-be-clever-enough-to-really-be-in-Starfleet Security officers - hey ho, if they had been up to Starfleet's usual Standards our beloved crew wouldn't've been able to prevail, so that's all right then....
I'm giving this three stars because it's readable, I am actually a Golden fan I like her mushy writing (blush), and it ties up the loose ends. Most importantly, unlike newer pocket book novels, it respects the integrity of the major players - aside from the fairly ridiculous plot Golden enables them to gently shake down and find their new respective niches in the Alpha quadrant, a relief after the uncertainty (and strange Starfleet politics) of 'Homecoming' and a brief reprieve before the books which follow.