I just finished the novel and also did a quick search through the forums before voicing my comments and question.
Like some other readers, I incorrectly assumed this would be a DS9 novel. I had to remind myself that in the end, it's not a DS9 novel but just one snippet of the larger and complex Typhon Pact saga.
To that end, I thought Mr. George did a terrific job in creating a very tangled web of interstellar deceit and murder.....otherwise known as politics lol.
I apologize if my questions were answered before but I did not find them in my cursory search.
1) Just to confirm, the "kidnapping" was never mentioned in any other novel, correct? I just want to make sure I didn't forget reading a ST novel.
2) Just to confirm, the Vaughn's change in command was never mentioned in any other novel, correct?