Wow. That was terrific. I finally got my hands on it today and read it straight through in 2 hours, and immediately wanted A Singular Destiny. It was completely great how all the plot threads wrapped up, and I...could probably keep babbling on about the greatness in only semi-comprehensive sentences, so I'll try to keep this short.
-I really enjoy Captain Dax. "It's a damned good thing you switched to the command track, Captain. Because if this was you as a counselor, you suck at it."
-President Bacco. It makes me want to go re-read Articles of the Federation.
-The resolution of the plot. Like I said, I want the next book, and the next one, and the next one, so I can see how this all unfolds from here.
All I can say is, I just got out an unexpected five-day stay in the hospital, and this really, really, really made a bad week a heck of a lot better.