Re: TF: The Crimson Shadow by Una McCormack - Review Thread (Spoilers! I voted Outstanding. I've only read Una's Typhon Pact book Brinkmanship, but not her other Cardassia centric stories. I'm not a big fan of Cardassians but love Garak. And very pleased to see his new place in Cardassia's future. Was also not surprised at this... Spoiler: The Real Bacco Assassins True Way Cardassians were responsible for Bacco's assassination. I just hope that more happens in regards to the assassination ramifications in future novels than it did in this one. The story ends, literally, with Picard shrugging and claiming there is nothing else that can be done. Um, what happened to the Picard of TNG who said that a Starfleet officer's first duty is to the truth? But I'm willing to read the next books of The Fall line to see how it goes. Indeed, he was between a rock and a hard place in this book. Final score for Star Trek The Fall: Crimson Shadow is 10 out of 10. A much better prose than the dismal Revelations and Dust by DRGIII. A little slow at times but no where near the level of the Kira stuff from the previous book. But once things get going they get going at warp 10. Una McCormack has helped me go from dreading the future installments of The Fall series after reading Revelations and Dust, to a return of the same anticipated excitement for them that I had months previously. Thanks to this book, McCormack has a new fan. I think my next read will be her Hollow Men to see what I missed and to see just how much the character of Garak has grown from the series to who he has become in The Crimson Shadow. In a recent interview the author has made mention of a future novel featuring the Next Generation crew, and I look forward to it and other future works.