When Beth Kittridge is employed by Marty Dollar to find a way to make Tek not addictive, she finds out that Marty is planning to lace the music players so he can sell them to customers. This would mean there will be millions of people addicted to Tek and he would then be the only supplier of the drug.
Jake gets help in a fight from Electra, an enhanced "X-Class" solider, and offers to get her a job at Cosmo. However, what Jake doesn't know, is that Electra is also an assassin who has Walter Bascom as her primary target.
When Jake joins up with John Grant and a group called the "Tek Posse", he finds out that their tactics are not entirely legal. Despite having the best tools, including a prototype of a mind prober, Jake begins to regret ever thinking of leaving Cosmos.
Tom Weston returns from the dead to reclaim his lost lover after going into hiding for making progress in the cure for the Tek addiction. Jake must make the ultimate sacrifice that could change everything.
Alec Seeger manages to take control of Weathercon by making threats and other demands. Jake is recruited to help Lianna, a former partner. As per her agreement, if Lianna does well, she will be able to have her sentence reduced. However, Jake wonders if her help is genuine or if she is hurting the search.
A cop is killed by a teenage boy, who seems to be innocent and Jake and Sid help find the reason behind it. A new game the boy has been playing has been hacked into and they find out it is the reason for his behavior. The game motivates people to commit violent crimes. The virus is spreading and Jake must race to find the hacker before any more damage is done.
Before being taken for cryogenic freezing, Lowell injects himself with a virus which forces the system to halt the process. Because of the virus, the system begins to unfreeze the other prisoners as well. Lowell and the others manage to take control of the facility and take Jake hostage. However, due to the update, the system plans to kill those not frozen as part of a sterilization process. Jake must find a way to stop the system.
David Lane, a politician who falls in love with a computer generated prostitute named Carlotta, buys the program Carlotta is programmed by. However, it is a blackmail scheme. David is killed and Jake needs to find what happened to his friend to get to the bottom of everything.
Sam Houston joins Jake as his new partner. Their first assignment is to gain access to the Del Amo organization. They find out that Cassandra and her brothers are now running the business and they have a mind reading device. After going through Mind Sculpting, a process where a new personality is placed in the old one, Sam is asked to break Michael out of jail and she becomes Cassandra's right hand woman. Sam's life is put into danger when the truth of her identity comes to light and Jake needs to come up with a plan to save them quickly.
When Peter and Rachel, his sister, discover a potion which kills whoever has taken Tek, they team up with Jake to help their cause. He joins Peter and Rachel only to stop them from killing anyone with the potion.
There is a leak in Cosmos and Bascom hires some outside help to find who is behind it all. After the help is found murdered, Jake is branded the number one suspect in the murder.