Yes thank you Scott!
This is an excellent book, one we are lucky to have in this franchise. I've been a fan of this franchise for 30 years and Phalanx is now my favorite EU story. I thought The Cold Forge would stay my favorite alien novel but this has bumped it into 2nd place
Don't listen to reviews like that one on itunes, that person is obviously ignorant in the extreme.
P.s. Hopefully someday you write a sequel/prequel but I would love even a new story if you are writing it.