Just finished this..... Amazing.
Really a very gripping read. I realized half way through, the only 24th century reading I've been doing has been post Nemesis, with the exception of the DS9 Relaunch. So, reading a novel with Data as the center character was really new for me. But a very pleasent experience. The characters were well written and believable, Data still coming to terms with specific emotions was fantastic and showed a side to Data I personally had never seen before.
Very well done, I'm very glad that I picked this one up. Not just because Cold Equations, but because of the novel itself.