When Dr. McCoy grumbles once too often about the way the U.S.S. Enterprise™ ought to be run, Captain Kirk decides to leave the doctor in command while he oversees a rountine diplomatic mission. Kirk beams down to a strange planet nicknamed "Flyspeck" to negotiate its admission into the Federation, leaving Dr. McCoy to enjoy his new authority.
However, the doctor soon learns that command is a double-edged sword when Kirk disappears without a trace. Desperately trying to locate his captain, McCoy comes under pressure from Starfleet to resolve the situation immediately. Matters go from bad to worse when the Klingons arrive and stake their own claim on Flyspeck
Then another, more deadly power threatens them all, and suddenly Dr. McCoy and the Starship Enterprise find themselves pitted against an alien fleet in a battle they have no hope of winning.
Story fine; formatting amateur
With a default font-size of flyspeck, enlarging it proved to have no options between slightly too small for my eyes & rather big. That might be iBooks, but the rest? The tabs AND full blank line between paragraphs ate more screen-space -- and gave me the feeling of reading ignorantly-formatted fanfic. (Not to mention the terrible cover resolution.)
I'll read a dead-tree copy instead, till Pocket Books gets their Star Trek books re-formatted to modern professional standards. Wish I could express my dissatisfaction via returning it.
Author's great, of course!