Admiral Archer and Captain T’Pol investigate the true writings of Vulcan’s great philosopher Surak, and when a long-forgotten technological threat re-emerges beyond the Federation’s borders, Captain Malcolm Reed attempts to track down its origins with help from his old friend Tucker.
A new nation has arisen from the ashes of the Romulan War: the United Federation of Planets. When a new threat emerges from a force so alien and hostile that negotiation seems impossible, a group of unaligned worlds asks Starfleet to come to its defense.
Admiral Jonathan Archer hopes to bring the diverse inhabitants of the powerful and prosperous Rigel system into the Federation. Meanwhile, the sinister Orion Syndicate recruits new allies of its own, seeking to beat the Federation at its own game.
The Starfleet task force commanded by Captain Malcolm Reed continues its fight against the deadly Ware technology, but one of the task force ships is captured, its Andorian crew imprisoned. Archer sends Captain T’Pol and Endeavour to assist Reed in his efforts to free the captured officers.
Following the destructive consequences of the Ware crisis, Admiral Archer and Section 31 agent Trip Tucker both attempt to change their institutions to prevent further such tragedies. Archer pushes for a Starfleet directive of non-interference and Tucker plays a dangerous game against the corrupt leaders of Section 31.