Consequences are mounting from the downfall of Section 31, the covert organization that has operated without accountability in the shadows for more than two centuries. Throughout the Federation, the rogue group’s agents and leaders have been taken into custody as the sheer scope of its misdeeds has come to light.As Starfleet Command decides the fate of numerous high-ranking officers caught up in the scandal of a Federation president’s forced removal, Picard must return to Earth to answer for his role in a conspiracy that some are calling treason.
Meanwhile, the U.S.S. Enterprise is sent to apprehend pirates who have stolen vital technology from a fragile scientific colony. But acting captain Commander Worf discovers that the pirates’ motives are not what they seem, and that sometimes standing for justice means defying the law….