This book is almost brutally cut in two parts.
The first one actually deals with the investigations in the Rashanar Battle Site, where the crews of two Starfleet vessels face apparently unexplainable events, looters, scavengers and dangers beyond any expectation.
Unfortunately the book does a poor jobs in creating real suspense or to develop the mysteries in a logical way: they are simply there and a sudden - possible - explanation just come up in half a page.
Immediately after this, the books turns in a procedural drama where Captain Picard and Lt. Cmdr. Data must stand trial for dereliction of duty and other accusations.
While this second part is intriguing in showing us Starfleet's procedures rarely seen on television, it is evident to the reader that the whole trial has been made up for the purpose of creating the impression of a false danger for our heroes.
Attitude towards Data and Picard are simply unrealistic as are the evidences presented.
The book come in a economic form with a grey, light paper and an elegantly-designed soft-cover....Continua