Generally interesting development of the Federation's problems after collecting all the debris resulting from the Borg massacre and its social, political and economic consequences. Also a very positive and interesting development in regard of the crew characters and their finally getting together. Good read.
This is the story of the ENTERPRISE-E finding an new NX-class derelict that has been missing and presumed destroyed for 200 years.A team of S.C.E.-specialists in a Galaxy-Class starship called CHaLLENGER under the command of Cpt. Montgomery Scott is brought in to investigate it an Geordi stays on as specialist. On board the CHALLENGER he meets a lot of old acquaintances- some good, some bad.
As soon as the specialists have the derelict partly energized another ships decloaks and engages the CHALLENGER. As Scotty follows the attacker out of system some more ships decloak and highjack the derelict - wiht Geordi and some other s on board.
This is the situation in the first half of the book, that gets mostly cleared up until the middle and after this a connected new story begins, that gives the whole book the title, features some well-known Romulans and is so busy with tying up loose threads from the TV- and the novel-series that the story takes some heavy beating. Quite a middling reading-experience.