This book is beyond brilliant. DS9 is finally back to being the premier series in the STEU. David does a masterful job of weaving all the characters back together and really paying off the first book in the duology. I love the character arch for Sisko, Bashir, Quark, O'brien, Kira, Odo, Nog, Ro and the rest. I am so hopeful in the course that the STEU seems to be taking with the Romulans being lead by such an amazing leader. Her and Baco make a great team. There was nothing in this book that I did not like. The best Star Trek book in years!