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The Enterprise has been sent to oversee negotiations for a peace treaty between the Draqqi and the Iach'tui, a race who occupied their homeworld for four years. When two Draqii envoys are murdered and the evidence points to an Iach'tu, Kirk is asked to assist with the investigation and learns the Draqii security officer in charge is Orisa Jilain, a former lover. They discover the two victims were in the same labour camp during the occupation and a name inscribed at the murder scenes refers to another inmate, Estheen, who "disappeared" after falling pregnant.

Kirk and Osira speak to Ussata Dornic, the camp commandant, who is in prison for tax fraud. He reveals both victims and three other survivors of the camp were informants. He also identifies a suspect in the killings: Sanda, a guard who was helping the inmates and was betrayed by the informants. When another of the targets is killed, Kirk and Osira wait at the home of one of the remaining two, Nes Aavo. Sanda arrives but spares Aavo on learning he has been caring for Estheen's son, who he somehow saved from death, and is taken into custody.

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