The final book in the Lost Fleet series clears up all of the threads that have been lurking. We finally get to an end of the war between the Alliance and the Syndicate, and Jack Campbell does it in such a way that it is never really obvious what is going to happen. The book starts after "Black Jack"'s return to Alliance space and after he saves what is left of the Alliance fleet at Varandal from the Syndicate, but there are members fo the Grand Council who think, despite his protests that he does want to usurp control and the showdown of the first scene sets the mood for much of the book - Black Jack is still fighting the good fight, this time not only against the Syndicate but against "his own" people as well, who like the crew at the beginning of the series, doesn't understand that his word is his word and honor should be his middle name. The book has very few slow points and keeps you engrossed and interested until the last paragraph. I'll miss the series now that it is over.