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.
After being arrested and imprisoned in a cryogenic state for years, Miles Connor, a former Tek Lord, has appeared. He wants revenge on those who put him away. This include Jake and Sid. When his body is found, Jake and Sid find disturbing answers to the many questions they have.
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.
Lieutenant Winger, an android, is attacked and has his Cortical Relay Unit (CRU) stolen. Jake, his biggest adversary, is called in to help. He is told he has 18 hours to find it, otherwise he will shut down. Jake encounters numerous road blocks along the way to save Winger before the time runs out.
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.
Nika feels she is under-appreciated at Cosmos. When Nika hacks into cyberspace to find hidden bullion, she finds herself in trouble. Jake steps in to help her despite her legal issues and saves her from the bullion.
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.
After Jake is beaten up in an alley, he suffers memory loss. However, he finds out his memories were taken, not forgotten. He races to collect his memories before he dies. Jake and Sam discover memories of prisoners were shared during the cryogenic state. It is later discovered that Lobo, an inmate, has Jake's memories to help him steal rock fuel.
Danny and Peter, his friend, meet Tina who leads them to a party. However at the party, Peter uses a head set and disappears. Danny tries to find him, but is trapped in an alternate reality instead. Danny and Peter are unconscious in the real world. Jake finds out that the system is draining the minds of those trapped in the alternate world and races to find his friend and save him by getting them all out safely.
Jake's former girlfriend, Sharon, comes to help solve a murder. However, it is revealed that Sharon is a double and that her husband killed the real Sharon. Jake is told Sharon's husband is a major distributor for Tek. Jake finds Sharon's body and finds out that her husband is the Police Commissioner. Jake asks for Sam's help when he is framed for Sharon's murder and they work to prove Jake is innocent.
Jake is told to give Frank Avery, a candidate running for Mayor, security. Brackett, one of the Tek lords, is the biggest threat because of the fact that he hired Trask to destroy Avery''s campaign. Jake calls in Sam to help him protect the reputation Avery has built before voting ends.
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.