Re: TNG Cold Equations Book 2, Silent Wpns Nic-Picks -- SPOILERS
I have to disagree with you. Chen being in command on the bridge was my favorite part of the book. And it's not like there haven't been lower ranked officers in command. Harry Kim had the bridge on the night shift so it's no so hard to see Chen there in charge. Reading the scene in question you actually feel what she feels in her conflict with the Atlas. It makes you wonder what you would do in her place.
I love that character. She's my favorite of the new additions post Nemesis. She's reminds me of early Tom Paris, the one who always pushed his luck the most with Janeway and Chakotay.
I think Mack did great with this story.
"I excel at following the important ones." Admiral Kathryn Janeway answering Counselor Cambridge's questioning her whether she excels at following orders. Star Trek Voyager: Protectors by New York Times Bestselling authorKirsten "Mother F**ng" Beyer