Introduction to William Nantucket, a suave and devilishly handsome writer and also veteran of the Collective War. His book signing event is cut short when an IIA contact, Dane Duscott, approaches him for help.
William continues his freelance work with the Imperial Intelligence Agency as he and Dane go to intercept an illegal shipment of the drug, Toxicodone. However things go awry when they are caught in the middle of a shootout between two rival gangs.
A mysterious character, nicknamed the "Red Cape" denounces the Galactic Imperium and preaches for Aurelia as he blows up a ROBKAT Engineering power core factory live on holovision. William's literary agent, Charles Sider is injured in the blast.
A GI transport carrying a secret biological weapon crashes on a beach in California. Dane asks William to recover it for the IIA but is beaten to it by local police. He must then steal it from police evidence, an almost treacherous act.
After meeting one of his old war buddies, now an IIA agent, and having an unusual conversation, William is impelled to look for Dane who has apparently been missing for months. He does not find him in his home but finds the garbs of the Red Cape instead. Dane, having been found out, has no other choice but to frame William for everything.
William, now in the custody of the IIA, is approached by its Director, Arthur Savile, who believes in his innocence. Arthur agrees to free William if he helps in the capture of Dane Duscott. William and two other agents chase the fugitive to Etrion where both parties' ships crash. William engages Dane in a fierce plasma sword duel where he defeats the traitor.
Still stranded on Etrion, William and Dane must work together to survive in the wasteland. After getting captured by the crime lord, Max Tamson, they are pitted against a mechanical monster in his private arena. William uses all of his skills to bring down the behemoth and kill Tamson. After securing a ship from the palace, William returns Dane to the IIA on Earth.
William's successes attract Arthur's attention who decides to recruit him into the IIA. After a playful kidnapping he is introduced to three agents who will be a part of his squad: Claire McMadden, Dino Modena, and Victor Vardos.
A cyborg mercenary from Qoter, now based in Switzerland, acquires the locations of several GI military bases and plans to sell them to Aurelia. The IIA must destroy him before he does so. The Swiss refuse to hand him over to maintain their neutrality so William's delta squad must infiltrate the country and eliminate the target. Upon discovering how advanced the Swiss Hunter's cybernetics and armor were, the IIA's Research and Development branch begins to reverse engineer it.
William and Claire must deliver half a million credits to a man in South America so that the Imperium may build a listening post on his owned land. The simple mission becomes complicated when the agents are attacked by Aurelian sympathizers and the money is stolen.
In this 80s themed episode, William travels to Miami, Florida to extract a Galactic Marshal whose cover has been blown within a crime boss' organization. The Marshal service works with the IIA to clean up Dane Duscott's mess.
Delta squad infiltrates an extravagant yacht party in Monaco to prevent a team of assassins from assassinating a senator. The only problem - None of them can remember who the targets are. William and Claire's feelings for each other are revealed.
Claire ends her relationship with Mercer and agrees to go on a date with William. Having to return to Los Angeles to recover a stolen movie script for Charles, William loses track of time and is late for his date. Believing his guitar can fix anything, he serenades Claire under the stars with a ridiculous Jimmy Buffet song.
Fate causes William to crash land on Soateria where he meets villagers who believe him to be a figure in one of their prophecies. After defeating a familiar looking android, the villagers have enough proof to deem him "the chosen one".
On Qoter, William must stop the destruction of a new prototype starfighter, by a mysterious Aurelian benefactor, which is part of a stock market scheme. Even with the help of pilot, Phil Rider, the mission is a failure and William gets shot.
William helps Q find the Swiss Hunter's creator on Qoter. After speaking with the Governor, they learn about the Corsair Corporation which once manufactured androids. In an abandoned train tunnel they find the grandson of Corsair's founder, Xion Corsair, who is now an old man himself. Xion has perfected the android software and body now, however he has focused his abilities on something far more sinister: creating beings identical to humans, called Casts.
An IIA agent that has been searching for the lost bio-weapon is captured and thrown into Aurelia's super prison on Zarus. It is up to William, Dino, and Victor to infiltrate the prison and rescue the agent before he reveals his findings to the enemy.
Having been unable to get useful information from Agent Bard, Delta squad journeys to an IIA black site in Antarctica to persuade Dane in revealing the location of the bio-weapon. In the Skarr they find that all factions are after it. But only one will prevail.