I agree with other reviewers about the book being too long and slow, not delivering, and not up to par with other Star Trek books that I've read. The author also breaks a few rules of science fiction writing:
+ Don't make the enemy so technologically advanced and superior that they have no weaknesses and are undefeatable. It becomes completely unbelievable and readers can't relate; it crosses way over the line from science fiction to become fantasy.
+ When this superior enemy has the upper hand and could defeat our heroes and the reader is wondering how the heroes will get out of it, don't make the enemy just *vanish* without a trace or explanation. Again, that's fantasy instead of science fiction, and it's not even good story telling.
+ Don't present intriguing possibilities (such as when Archer discovers his captor's secret) and then ignore those for stupid alternatives, such as pulling the plug.
In the end, the book was a let down. As another reviewer said, it seemed to be (slowly, finally) building toward somthing about 2/3 of the way through, but then it just fizzled and was completely unsatisfying.