The minnow system of the Venette Convention has become the flashpoint for the latest bout of hostilities between the United Federation of Planets and the Typhon Pact. The Venette Convention is allowing the Typhon Pact to place bioweapons near UFP borders.
The Enterprise and Aventine are sent to put a halt to this Cuban Missile style crisis. But much is going on behind the scenes that cause events to play out unexpectedly. I do wonder how the events of this books will tie in with the events of the ‘Titan’ novel ‘Fallen Gods’. This is very good, but oddly there is not even one mention of the Typhon Pact destroying both Deep Space Nine and the Bajorian Wormhole. People do talk and wonder about what the UFP is becoming due to constant war and defriending.
Sadly Captain Ezri Dax continues being a pompous shrill irritant. Something that began way back in the ‘Mission Gamma’ books of 2002 and continues to destroy her character. This was enjoyable I look forward to the upcoming ’Cold Equations’ saga.