Lieutenant Lucy Malone had enough to do with her job as Chief Medical Officer on board The Federation without having a bunch of bored soldiers beating each other up for "fun". When her infirmary is overrun with "gladiators" for the third night in a week, she's had just about enough. Captain Drog just happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when Lucy lets loose her temper on him.
Drog doesn't mind getting chewed out by the redheaded lieutenant; it gives him an excuse to stare at her. He'll take any excuse to get close to her. When she shows up in his office to tell him about missing narcotics, Drog relishes the chance to work more closely with her. The only problem is, the theft is more serious than he thought, as are his feelings for Lucy. Drog faces heavy odds as he tries to solve the crime and win Lucy's affections.