Really cool that Clara's co-written this! Hopefully it's a step up from the last Zula book because I thought Prototype was throughly middling. Also that mention of colonies at war definitely seems to put this in the midst of the conflict set up at the end of Into Charybdis and being expanded upon in Colony War.
As others have said, Titan are proper on it with the books lately. This is, what, five we've got on the way now including the AVP novels?