I was looking forward to this book as I have enjoyed all the others in this series. I did have some trepidation, however, as I understand this is the last book Colonel Kratman plans to write in this universe for several years while he tackles other projects including a alternate history of World War one with other authors. Nothing wrong with this and I await the first book of that series. But I really would love to see Hamilcar Carrera give the Consensus of Old Earth a bloody nose. This book is as usual well written although towards the last chapters I felt the story was being rushed to it's ending. All in all I do feel it deserves my five star rating, I just hope I live long enough to read any sequels.