This is a novelization of a popular "Next Generation" episode, in which Picard and the Enterprise crew interact with Spock. All told, it isn't a bad job of novelization, but it's a little rough around the edges; the author mentions in her introduction that it took her a month to write it; that seems like an awfully short time to throw together a project of this size, and it shows. Still, the plot is interesting, the characters handled reasonably well, and other than a few points where there was obviously an insufficiency of proofreading and copy editing, the writing isn't bad. If you're a fan who enjoys almost any Star Trek book, this one is certainly good enough for you. If, on the other hand, you only bother with the best of the large selection of Star Trek books, this one won't make the grade.