Miles O'Brien is a luckless leader of the Terran Rebellion in the mirror universe and from day to day the fight against the Klingons and the Cardassians seems more hopeless. On the other side of the galaxy Mac Calhoun and his crew lead a battlegroup of expatriated Romulans against the forces of the Alliance - thinking about joining arms with Miles. But to his own conditions. Behind that a century-old powerful group steers the lives of these two men - and of many others in all the star empires around.
The complexities of the mirror universe become even more confusing in this novel that finally gives a lot of answers. In a very real way David Mack closes the long mirror-universe-storyline (always keeping in mind that ST-storylines never truly die).
A good read that needs the books before to be fully enjoyed.