An auction is going on for what could be the most powerful weapon in the known universe and everyone is getting in on the bidding. Including Wesley Crusher, who has ended up a slave to a gang of money-grubbing Ferengi. This is a great Star Trek read...we get to see all of the major players in the Star Trek political universe and the story is very good. It's got plenty of drama, but has it's funny moments, as well. One of the better Trek novels.