I just fined reading the TOS novel The Shocks of adversity by William Leiner excellent writing in this book.I really liked the focused on the characters was well done. I'm now reading TNG Dragon's honor by John Peel.
Er, Dragon's Honor
was by Kij Johnson and myself. Are you perhaps reading a John Peel novel with another title?
If you're actually reading Dragon's Honor,
I hope you like it!