This is the midpoint of The Expanse and while it’s unfair to say this was the peak because the rest of the series is so great, I absolutely believe it’s the best book in the series. It’s very different from the other books as we see the crew scatter, get point of view chapters from each of the crew members and we focus far more on the politics and varying interests in the system.
The Naomi chapters are the heart of the story and are consistently excellent. I also really enjoyed getting some focus on Alex and the return of Bobbie Draper. Amos’s chapters at times felt separate and a completely different book, but they were still well done. Part of that is I enjoy Amos as a character so much. The last half of the novel is constant tension. By the end of the novel so much has changed within the system and plenty of future tension looms for the rest of the series. I can’t recommend this series enough to people.