The Rashanar Sector, site of one of the fiercest battles of the Dominion War, now contains a vast intestellar graveyard littered with the hulks of hundreds of devastated starships. The destruction of so many warp drives has created a danger zone where the space-time continuum is distorted, and bizarre energies and anomalies are unleashed. To some, the former battleground is hallowed space. To others it is a scavengers' paradise, ripe for plunder, and the USS Enterprise is assigned to patrol it, protecting those engaged on legitimate salvage. But the ships' graveyard holds a deadly secret -- one that will force the android Data to make a heart-wrenching decision about the path his life will take, and will endanger not only the Enterprise, but Picard's very future in Starfleet.