Worf enters the corridors of the Enterprise-D, greets a passing ensign and is thrown to the floor by a booming jolt to the ship. As the red alertklaxons wail Worf dashes to Deanna Troi's quarters, ignoring hails summoning him to the bridge, he finds the counselor sprawled on floor, a wound to the head, he calls for medical assistance.
Eighteen years into the Occupation, a new star rises in Bajor's sky. It is the seat of power in this system, a place of slave labor and harsh summary judgments, the symbol of Cardassian might and the futility of resisting it. But even as the gray metal crown of Terok Nor ascends to its zenith, ragtag pockets of Bajoran rebels-including a fierce young fighter named Kira Nerys- have begun to strike back at their world's oppressors, and they intend to show the Cardassians that the night belongs to them.
When the Enterprise is the target of a mysterious futile attack, Captain Picard and crew find themselves in a mind-control mystery! Will Deanna Troi's empathic abilities prove to be an asset—or a deadly liability?