Finished the book a little while ago. Overall, a satisfying read. Weber deals with the issues raised in the previous volume quite well, while providing a solid foundation to hang two or three more books in the series on. If you're a Harrington fan, I recommend it; if not yet, read the rest of the series first before diving into this one just so you don't get spoilers from it. If you're not sure, cruise over to the Baen Free Library and read On Basilisk Station, the first volume in the series.