A good space opera novel where David Weber have not yet fallen into the never ending talk, talk, talk mode as he has in some of his later work. Sure there’s a bunch of political bullshitting in this one as well but it is sufficiently laced with real (space ship) action to make it bearable.
I would have liked for the big bad extra stupid main political bullshitter to get a bit more punishment that just to commit suicide but you cannot have everything I guess.
Although it claims to be part of the “Starfire series” it’s a book which has a clear start and end. No cliffhangers. On the whole it’s a book well worth reading.