Under the guise of helping the crew find a way home, a group of aliens board the U.S.S. Voyager, and then steal the main computer. To get it back, Captain Janeway is forced to negotiate with the thieves – who are from a consortium of planets where thievery is a way of life. But as Janeway and the crew fight to retrieve their computer in time to save the barely functioning ship, they become embroiled in al political battle that could not only destroy the U.S.S. Voyager but the crew as well!