Thanks, I'm still reading so I'll see how it plays out. I hope there is more than just a 24th century John Yoo waving his hands around. I do know that Trek at it's best is all about Riker's career (BoBW, TATV,etc.), but a line has to be drawn somewhere.
In chapter 20 psy-op torture tactics are called petty torments, Troi must really be putting her ethics aside.