After infiltrating Section One's computer system and stealing a directory containing the identity of every operative in Section One, a criminal named Harding arranges a secret auction between Section One and a ruthless terrorist, Ilya Benko, for the directory. After Section One offers more money than Benko, Harding promises to return its directory, but Benko kills Harding before Section One can retrieve it. Fortunately, Harding hid the computer disk containing the directory on a bus in a passenger's magazine. The passenger, Gray Wellman, is unaware that he has the directory, but Nikita, who is attracted to Gray, eventually finds the disk before Benko. Section One captures Benko as well.