I was very captivated by this book and had a hard time putting it down. I read it on the treadmill and didn't want to get off. I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed the story, the character interactions, and conclusion (though the conclusion wasn't much of a surprise).
Onice in order to perserve the galaxys fragile balance of power Kirk carroed out a dangerous mission to capture a cloaking device. Months later kirk discovers a disaster aboard a ship using the same technology