Worf and Spock arrive in the transporter room to see Sela off when Worf begins coughing up blood. Before she departs, Sela tells Spock about three Romulan scientists that were imprisoned because of something they learned. Worf has a brief vision of his son before waking up in Sickbay. Later, standing before a Starfleet review board consisting of Admirals Jelico and Nechayev, the crew must explain their actions during the Day of Blood incident.
Instead of being cleared and reinstated, Worf, B'elanna and Ro are disavowed and given new, off the book, assignments. later, on DS9, they 'buy' the decommissioned Defiant and set out on their new mission.
Some references of note. I assume Sela's line about Romulan scientists learning something so terrible they were locked up without trial is in reference to the supernova that will eventually destroy Romulas. The targets given to Worf and crew are Hugh, Rasmussen, and a gangster from Sigma Iotia III (aka TOS episode 'A Piece of the Action').
I find the new direction of this book interesting, and certainly more in line with the personalities of the Defiant crew... aside from Spock.
seven out of ten.