Books #11, #12, #13, and #14 are all new stories based on the original BG TV show that were written in the 80's. This one is the first in the all new stories. It's very good as it marks the return of Spectre, the I.L. Series Ambulatory Sentient Computer (as they call themselves). Spectre is extremely ambitious and finds himself at odds with Baltar's sidekick Lucifer in what I believe one of the best story lines of the book series. Spectre would lie, cheat, manipulate, double-cross, or anything else he can do to further his advancement. It's refreshing to see such a character amidst somewhat "boring" Cylon centurions. He's my favorite character because of these novels, and this novel really delivers. A must read for any original BG TV show fan!