Finished the book last night. It seems others had the same general gripes I had with it, so I won't repeat them as they've already been said (except that I couldn't stand Vale in this book) but I do have a question/comment about one specific scene. When Vale was taken prisoner and she was watching the shuttle on screen, at what point had she figured out that they had gone into the past a few days and that what she was watching was live and not a recording of what had happened before? I, for one, thought it was a recording as well and when she started going on about how she had an opportunity to alter the timeline I was in complete WTFland. I don't recall anything that would've tipped her off that anything other than a simple crash landing had occurred. What did I miss?