I started reading Cold Equations Pt1 and I see that Tamala Harstad's back, the woman who had transferred off Enterprise and put Geordi in a bad mood. That was in 2383 now we're up to 2384, DRGiii redeuced his captain rank to commander, and we're delving back into Harstad.
I freely admit that IFM read like a peice of fan ficion, what with Kang's granddaughter, Nog at Tactical (who's now designing the new DS9) not to mention Barclay beaming across the galaxy.
I feel bad for the author in a time of such cross-novel continuity that his work is being undone and ignored. At least they acknowledged Scotty's "death."