That said, I felt that the last 80 pages or so were rushed. It felt a lot like the author was on a deadline and had to end the story quickly so that he could start writing on the next book in the series (Absolution Gap). A shame, because Reynolds works best when he writes 10 pages where an ordinary Sci-Fi author would write 1.
Now reading Absolution Gap. Better read that now that my memory of the universe and characters is still fresh. :)