The final 3 books in that series remain one of, if not THE, best Trek Lit has ever produced for me, especially for TNG. Nothing against the earlier volumes (especially the Dokaalan story, which I really enjoyed), but nothing approaches the sheer suspense of Kill/Heal. In a way I envy you, getting to experience them for the first time.
War/Peace was just the perfect resolution to the series, taking us full circle but also providing a welcome "and now for something completely different", providing excellent balance to the hectic preceding volumes. And of course, it gave us Nan Bacco and her staff. I won't spoil too much for you yet, but you're in for a treat if you're only 3 chapters in.