This was an incredibly bad book. The plot was very dull and mundane. The title character Maverick was in about four chapters was a completely pointless addition to the story.
I also didn't like how Bethke took to trying to describe the technical activities Derec and Avery were doing. If we are still using a *nix based programming system 1600 years from now, I doubt we'll have very advanced robots.
And lastly, the robots themselves. Why did they all of a sudden start having emotions. "Leaking saddness"... Petty rivalries, jealously and spite. There was no reason for this and it made the robots less than what they are.