When the aliens face infection by Earth's bacteria, they turn to a contact in the US military for solutions, seeking to trade hyperdrive technology for an advanced med-cell capable of repairing organic tissue. Their plight is complicated when they find the device has been stolen. Malzor and the military, represented by one Colonel West, each attempt to retrieve it. Wouldn't you know it, but West turns to the old Blackwood team to get it. Both track the device to The Exchange, a black market structure run by a Chinese man, Tao, an Iranian, Abraham, and a black man, Walla. Holding this together is Brock Security. Malzor and the Blackwood team each infiltrate Brock Security (via clone and subterfuge) in time to kick off a five way war for the invaluable device.