Unidentified Flying Project Annihilators.
Priscilla Hutchins is now a senior administrator in the Academy, dealing with politics and all that fun stuff. Gregory McAllister is the editor of a journal of political and social commentary, so the Academy, and the large amount of money they have spent on not finding a living sentient race is one of his targets, when there ar ea lot of environmental problems on earth that need fixing.
Some shenanigans and manipulation in the background, and the appearance of an alien threat that can apparently throw asteroids around and likely has technology advanced beyond human.
A fairly dry book, no real tension, and the McAllister character is the lead for most of it, and chapters are led with various 'headlines' from the media, plaing on the fact that he is a commentator, so it is like observing what action there is one step removed, for quite a bit of it.
3 out of 5
3.5 out of 5