I'm giving this book 4*'s because Smashwords doesn't have an extra 1/2. It's 4.5 / 5 for me.
Like most Spinward Fringe fans I've been waiting for this book for a while.
I personally found the first bit of the book, say the first 40 or so pages to develop slowly. Once the action started though, this was all Spinward Fringe.
I thought some newer characters were better defined, with a lot of questions remaining about what will happen in the future.
Towards the end of the book I did not want to put it down. Where I found the first 20 pages drawn on, the last 40 were nailbiting, with an ending that I did not forsee.
Waiting patiently now for Broadcast 7.