A religious artifact of deep significance to the Bajorans is acquired by the Ferengi Grand Nagus and he puts it up for auction. When the Bajorans do not survive the first round bidding, they try to force the issue of obtaining it by expelling all Ferengi from Bajoran space. Conditions rapidly deteriorate until there is a declaration of war between the Ferengi and the Bajorans. Quark and Rom are caught up in the machinations and sent to a prison camp on Bajor, where they are tortured. The Federation is involved, where they use all of their influence to avoid a catastrophe. This story is one of the more original of the DSN series, revealing some aspects of the Ferengi and Bajoran cultures and how much they differ.
Shimerman was much better at dramatic reading than I expected. I associate his voice with the Ferengi, so I had initial doubts as to the quality of his reading in the roles of people such as the Federation officers and Bajoran government officials. His changes of tone and cadence are quite good, adding a great deal to the dramatic effect of the story. I enjoyed the tape and recommend it to all Star Trek fans.