I finished this last week. The lack of surveillance bothered me too, and the lack of automatic logs from things like doors opening and closing. Even though such security measures could no doubt be believably circumvented, I think that the story would have benefited from giving appropriate nods in these directions, given our present-day expectations for the future, just the same. Those aspects aside, I really enjoyed the characters. Lenore was a very believable extrapolation. I could picture her, and all of the characters, in my mind's eye saying and doing these things, which is certainly one of the things I'm looking for in TrekLit. I also liked the themes of forgiveness of others and of living with one's own past mistakes and crimes. One of the things missing from televised Trek canon is an interesting selection of seriously flawed characters that can be counted among the protagonists. You've got people like Paris, Barclay, and arguably Seven, but they're not in Lenore's league when it comes to being flawed, not even Seven or at least not in the same way. Revisiting Lenore was, for me, just what the doctor ordered, so to speak. The Horta character Jorgaht, though minor, was also quite entertaining. I thought that the rescue plan was cool. Hats off for Debra Banks too. I thought that the idea behind how the murders were committed was—surveillance issues aside—interesting. Gast being hardcore enough to run herself through the transporter to do that makes her an intriguing character. Was it revealed how the two Gasts decided which half did which part of the mission? I don't recall mention of that. My largest complaint there, such as it is, is that the whodunit angle prevented us from getting inside Gasts' heads at that point in the story, because that probably would have been very interesting. All in all, above average. Thanks, Greg Cox!