3rd part of the Titan-series of books, set after "Nemesis" on Riker's new ship. This is a very good book, (re)introducing species that live (almost) entirely in space such as the crystal entity or the beings from "Encounter at Farpoint", dealing with the Prime Directive and lots of good characterization.
The only criticism I have is that Bennett sometimes tends to take his scientific approach a little too seriously. I could certainly do without detailed analyses of stellar phenomena which I understand maybe every third sentence of.
remarks originally written in 2006.