Christopher,thank you,I enjoyed this book more than any in the recent TNG revival.
TBH though the recent upheavals in the Enterprises crew leave me with a singular problem...that is that there is nobody on the command crew that I,as an ordinary guy can identify with.
The female crewmembers are one thing but perhaps it is a failing on my part or conditioning from TV,movies or books,but I need a character that I can relate to on even a tenous level.
Picard is a remote hero by any standards,Geordi bores me.
As for "transfusion boy"-Worf will never be a hero to me.
Just my thoughts.