I bought this book with high expectations from the reviews and the fact that I have read a few of Diane Carey's books-and frankly, my expectations fell flat. The book is incredibly poorly written, and by reading the book and then watching the show, you can tell what dialogue the writer added. It basically ruins the episode to, as since 90% of the dialogue is taken DIRECTLY FROM THE EPISODE (word by word, sentence by sentence), it makes the episode seem cheesy and quite stupid. The beginning part into B'Elanna's history, which could have been quite interesting, is instead handled in a manner that makes it not at all crucial to the story (one could skip over the first 20 pages and still not a miss a beat in the book's plotline-I did), and poorly written. Basically, what was supposed to be the inside look at B'Elanna Torres revealed no more than what we already know from the show-the whole book is a waste of time and money. The only positive thing about it is that it has a few touching scenes between B'Elanna and Tom, and the poker game of Harry's is nice, but appears out of nowhere. All in all, it's the worst Voyager book I've ever read.