I received a republication copy of this book (July 6, 2015) through NetGalley with the understanding that I would publish are review on my blog, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google + pages along with NetGalley, Amazon and Goodreads.
I requested this book because I am interested in science fiction and I read several of the early Star Trek novels and thought that I would try this one to see if I should get back into reading them again. I have read several of the early Star Trek novels by Peter David and enjoyed them.
While I did enjoy the book, I recommend that it will be easier to follow if you have read the previous books in the New Frontier series. It will provide more background on the characters and the relationships between them along with covering events that occurred prior to this book that have an impact on what is happening in this one.