This is an enjoyable read aside from two blowhard techno babble filled essays. Still they are surrounded by so much interesting stuff they can be overlooked. This is good nostalgia.
So Dr Bashir and a Starfleet Intelligence operative are sent into Breen space to steal back the plans and destroy the Typhon Pact’s prototype ship. Along the way secrets are revealed about the mysterious Breen and Bashir finds a new purpose in life.
This was good however the Typhon Pact despite being promoted as a rival to the Federation seem anything but. The Pact comes across as a pack of bullies and do not seem like the formidable rival everyone makes them out to be.
Then there is the USS Aventine with Ezri Dax as Captain. Dax comes across as unfit to lead as she is reckless and a shrew. The ending does raise interesting questions about future plots. All in all, this is good.
“The secret to making slipstream work without slamming into stars, planets, or other ships at a hundred thousand times the speed of light.”