Captain Knapp discusses information collected by a probe passing through a remote area of the Briar Patch with Commander Johns. It is suggested that it might be a Federation signal, and Starfleet has ordered an investigation.
Commander Johns reports that the Excelsior is still undergoing repairs after the last Grey attack. With Knapp aware of the situation and also concerned with negotiations with the Tzenkethi, he sends the Commander with the USS Independence to investigate.
Johns reports that the Independence lost most of her crew during the last rotation, so with permission from Knapp, Johns reassigns some of the Excelsior's crew to join the investigation.
The Excelsior leads a task force after the Grey, but her crew quickly realizes they got more than what they bargained for!
The mysteries of the Briar Patch beckon to the crew of the USS Excelsior, under the command of Captain Ian Quincy Knapp and his new senior staff.
Their first mission has them looking for an foe that Knapp already has some knowledge of, but what they will discover will shock them all.
It is the year 2375 at the Battle of Lapolis; the Captain of the USS Devonshire, Ian Quincy Knapp is enjoying the chance to strike back at the Dominion.
Under his command are his Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander Rodriguez; Communications Officer, Lieutenant Paul Brickey; Medical Officer, Lieutenant Henglaar; Engineer, Lieutenant Toby Witczak, and Ensign Mark Abney.
The Grey are back, but the only one who can stop them may not be willing to help.