Remember that list I opened with in my review of the first book? We've got most of that and more on this second voyage of the USS Exposition, the most notable additions being Colombian drug lords and a scrappy investigative reporter down on his luck. I'm not feeling motivated enough to do a detailed review, but I will say this much:
I'm still interested in the story, but the writing style and the short chapters (average chapter length for this one = 4 pages) are driving me batty. The contradictions and the contrivances are killing me. Rant on contrivances to follow behind a spoiler tag. Because it's super spoilery. Fair warning.
This series has yet to do enough for me to elevate it above a 2.5 "It's okay" rating. I'm going to stick it out for book three mainly because I want to see how everything is resolved. (Also, I'm still irrationally hoping the offspring of nanite-infested parents will pop out of the womb with Borg implants and a link to the Collective. Please, oh please, make it so!)