Sarge raids Cleo's closet for a seductive little number to grab Mauser's attention. But Mauser is sweet and nurturing and worst of all innocent. So Sarge reprograms him to be the bad boy every girl thinks she wants. And he's really, really bad.
Cleopatra gets trapped in a virtual reality which simulates how her life would have been if she hadn't been cryogenized after the surgery, and Mauser brings Hel and Sarge to that reality in order to rescue her.
Fed up with Voice's secrets, half-truths and deceptions Hel bails on Voice and her chickmates to track down her father. Since he's dead her father's sort of hard to find. But Kreepy Kreegan agrees to help if Hel doesn't blow his head off since that's too big a target to miss. And at least Hel knows she can mistrust Kregan.
While Cleo and Sarge break in a new boss, Sarge takes a vacation or maybe an early retirement that seems more and more like a Voice mission. Cleo promptly takes to the comfort an affectionate pet Mauser gives her.
It seems Marla's idea of a progressive government has her as absolute dictator including judge, jury and executioner in rapid succession. Inconvenient for Sarge since she just assassinated Marla's favorite informant.
The dangerous Underground Bureau of Health is looking for Cleopatra because of the dormant illnesses her body may carry from the 21st century. Meanwhile, Voice has lost contact with Marcus so she asks Hel's team to investigate his disappearance.