it's odd... I've liked other books by the same author, esp the Romulan war series, and everything he cowrote with Mangels. But for whatever reason, this one didn't gel.
Another thing that's strange about the timeline of the book: the pirate Gorn had the ship for a whole year? It took a year between the solar flare and the encounter with the ecosculptor? That seems like a ridiculously long time for people suffering major radiation injuries. Did anyone catch something that I missed about that?