Whoa Lonemagpie is David McIntee!. I'm kinda new here but WOW! there are a lot of trek authors posting regularly here.
Lovely book by the way. I just finished it. I must say though, a lot of the main characters in the book are not my favorites. Yet somehow I got through it. Excellent ending for one of the classic characters. I don't think there could have been a better send off for him.