you're prepared to see a side of Janeway you've never seen before! The show didn't come close to capturing her obsession with hunting Ransom, her absolute determination to see justice served--even at the expense of her first officer's respect and trust. I enjoyed the episode's portrayal of Janeway as maybe a little less than right (usually the show makes her adherence to Starfleet regulations look like "the only correct way to live in the Delta Quadrant," no matter what the circumstance), but after reading the novel, Janeway actually appears *wrong.* The added scenes between her and Chakotay are excellent, but the true jewel of the novel is Janeway's fallibility. This storyline is shaded in mostly grays, with very little in black and white. It's almost natural to sympathize with Ransom and his crew, while in the episode they seemed entirely heartless. The character development in this book is fantastic. True, if you haven't seen the episode, you'll be looking for more scenes, but it's the same with the "Caretaker" novelization. The extra scenes flow so smoothly that I've seen the episode more than once and I sometimes found myself thinking, "Was this in the episode or not?" Diane Carey has done a commendable job adding depth and "gray" to a well-scripted episode.