The Rat’s Nest is raided by Knight Errant / Hard Corps and partly destroyed, most of the Scrappers are arrested. After a sniper shoots five Hard Corps men the next morning, the Nest is evacuated. While it’s almost empty, the Picas move in.
During the time out of the Nest, the Scrappers are let go again by the police who had nothing much to charge them with. Neil finds out that he is Awakened when he summons a spirit by accident and meets Glitzy, who agrees to teach him. They begin a relationship.
The Nest is retaken from the Picas who no longer exist as a gang after that. A short while later, people get stuck in a UV host modelled after the Warsaw Ghetto and only just manage to escape.
Glitzy and Maggie run a con on a businessman. Because Glitzy is too honest for her own good, she afterwards arranges for the man to work as a Johnson. 10k go missing from the Nest’s finances and it seems that someone has managed to program people to give the money away and not remember it afterwards. So far, it’s not known how or who. Rusty starts working as a runner for Glitzy.
Babsie works her own first case and meets Fog, Zach, Jet and Stanley. Tempo slowly grows into a problem for the Nest and Neil loses Whistler when he tries to find a way to get rid of the addiction. After a run on the Maria Magdalene Sanatorium, fifty girls take refuge in the Nest. Fog, Zach, Jet, Stanley and Rusty have really pissed off a lot of important people and have a runner team searching for them. One of the girls, Ela, is a drake and hides out at Glitzy’s for now.
The Rat’s Nest find out who stole all that money: Gen Wong, a rat shaman. Cornered, he fights and is killed by Neil. Lao Jia, his rat spirit, frees herself and moves in at the Nest. Zach is brought onto the UV Host and barely survives it. Fog hooks up with a witch, Kiki, and is currently wanted for killing a cop.
Fog, Jet, Stanley, Zach and the Working Girls make a successful run on a chocolate factory and steal a ton of chocolate, but find out that it’s fake, grown from engineered algae. While hiding out at an abandoned fertilizer plant, they survive an attack by the Rusted Stilettos.
Glitzy brokers a deal for the chocolate with the Stone family in Boston. A million for the ton, delivered to Boston. Fog, Stanley, Zoé, Jet and Nebraska go on a roadtrip and against all odds actually deliver the chocolate. Tyrell Agency investigates a series of arsons at talismonger shops.
The group starts cleaning up the fertilizer plant near Glow City and goes on a metaquest to get rid of two toxic spirits. They succeed, but everyone pays a price for it. After that, they spend time preparing for the raid on the Rusted Stilettos headquarter in Glow City to free Rook.
Frettchen gets a job at the clinic. The Stilettos raid goes ahead and Rook is successfully brought back from Glow City. At the Nest, the Celavies raid the hackers, destroy the Nest’s matrix and arrest Cobble. Ningbo, the reason for the raid, has already left, taking the Nest’s server with him and warning no-one. Neil and Glitzy become parents of twins. Lao, Pablo, Nebraska and Ruckus go undercover into the Renraku Arcology to free Cobble because the Recyclers are preparing for a strike and cannot have Aislyn Bauer vulnerable to blackmail. Apart from Cobble, they bring back Sam, a vodoo mage.
Bort starts teaching Nebraska because she now wants to be a rigger. Stanley is freed from the magical parasite and the resulting depression he picked up in July at the fertilizer plant.
Kiki and Fog break up, Kiki vanishes soon after that, but returns after a while, having found a coven. Fog, Sam, Zach, Stanley and Nebraska go on a run for the Draco Foundation to clean up a nuclear lighthouse in the Bering Sea. The Recyclers go on strike to protest against plans for their work to be taken over by Green Earth Solutions.
Fog, Nebraska, Zach, Stanley and Sam break into the Seattle headquarter of Green Earth Solutions to steal data. Another corporation has contacted the Nest and promised to deal with GES if the data is delivered to them. They, minus Nebraska, go to Miami, find a lot of gold and get rich.
Sam, Slicer, Zach, Ruckus and Nebraska break into Fort Lewis, free a couple of powerful sprites and blackmail-ish a rich dude into paying the healthcare bills of their Johnsons. Unfortunately, the Johnsons work for GOD and Zach ends up with EVO confined to a host watched by one of them, Ann33. But since it's nothing official, it could be worse AND he has an actual host.
Two of Ruckus' brothers have been murdered by nazis and together with Frettchen and Zach, he goes on a revenge spree. Two nazis end up dead, one in prison, Ruckus lays low in the Ork Underground and Frettchen leaves Seattle. Zach finds his brother Derek again whom he thought dead and tries to decide whether to reconnect or to kill him (Derek is responsible for the death of their parents). They do a metaquest to solve this particular problem.
Life happens. People leave: Nebraska, Glitzy and Kiki.