Treva – a Human colony on the fringes of known space. Isolated from the rest of the galaxy, at last report they were on the verge of becoming a true interstellar community – a full-fledged member of the Federation. But now the USS Enterprise-D has received a distress signal. Treva is in the throes of a violent revolution, a revolution led by a merciless warlord who has committed countless atrocities in the name of freedom.
Data and Natasha Yar are dispatched to investigate. But once they reach Treva, they discover the truth – and any possible solution – may be more complex than a simple rebellion. For Treva's president wants more than Starfleet's good words in her fight against the rebels.
She wants their weapons. And before the battle is over, she means to get them. Over Data and Yar's dead bodies, if necessary.