I keep thinking about the book. The description of DS9-II is great (although I wouldn't have put the new ops in such an exposed location) and I actually liked the Kira/Bajor's past aspect better than the assassination plot. I wonder whether the dangling threads will be resolved in the final book, which revisits DS9, or in a potential DS9 series. The only part I truly disliked was the lengthy Emissary sequence in the beginning. I appreciate the reference to the anniversary but it felt too long. The reason I liked the Bajor-centred story is because it expands upon the history of an alien culture and continues the Bajora-thread of previous DS9 books while exploring a different era at the same time.