Wow....just Wow! I read, a Lot, and a wide variety of genres, but Trek has always been my favorite, from watching TOS in afternoon reruns in the 70's, and then learning to read on the original Gold Key Comics. But I digress. The point is, with how much I read, it takes a LOT to make me react.
And Mr. Mack, this book made me react, physically, and uncontrollably, with grief, when Jasminder died so suddenly and unexpectedly but as many do in war, even undeclared ones. But then, with complete and total JOY when Data came back...I still can't stop smiling and it makes me feel good all over.
Thank you, for a spectacular and magnificent read. I hope you write for a long, LONG time!! WOW!!