Summary: A decent sequel to book 1 (Lost Fleet: Dauntless). Worth a read.
Pros: The main plot. If you liked book 1, this is more of the same. The author tells a cliched tale, but manages to put enough of a spin on it to keep the reader guessing.
Cons: The minor plot and character motivations. The subplot involving a politician starts poorly, turns believable and interesting halfway through, and finally becomes eye-rollingly tiresome by the final chapter. Indeed, the novel ends not with a dramatic hook but with a feeling of irritation, and the reader is left wondering how Captain Geary (or any human) could feel anything but anger towards a certain character. The main problem is that the personal motivations and actions of the characters don't make sense.