Dante is reunited with MacDuff, an old friend who is dying from cancer. Luc's father, Darius, asks her to capture a geneticist who may hold the key to an alien gene known as ""The Divinity Cluster"".
Against Dante's and Luc's warnings, Percy becomes friends with one of a pair of cousins that The Tulip is transporting to an automated prison on Mercury.
While hunting a pair of con artists on Mars, Dante and Luc encounter a Raider with a boy who may be Dante's kidnapped son. Percy becomes trapped in Dante's VR device, which simulates his dead wife, Penny.
After Dante and Luc capture Petrakis, an escaped prisoner who hijacked a luxury yacht, the Tulip is commandeered by Special Forces. They are transporting Ire, a girl with amazing powers who may be infected with a deadly virus.
On a mission to a mining facility on Pluto, Dante and Luc attempt to capture Novak, a war criminal responsible for sacrificing thousands to the Divinity Cluster. Percy and Caravaggio deal with a holographic computer virus named ""Billy Ray"", who is wreaking havoc aboard The Tulip.
Dante arrests a doctor and her son, unaware that she has a device that can control his mind.
While transporting Etienne to a prison, the Tulip receives a distress call from Dr. Devon. Devon is pursued by Raiders after freeing his son, Ryan, from an Orchard medical research facility.
Rudolpho instructs the crew to pick up a murder suspect who turns out to be Luc's ex-husband, Eric. Eric has escaped from an Orchard medical facility where he was injected with an experimental antibody that has killed all previous recipients in 48 hours.
The crew receives a radio transmission from a religious cult who plan to commit mass suicide by crashing into the sun. Luc falls under the unnatural influence of their leader, Brother Thirteen.
When a rival group of bounty hunters tries to steal the crew's prisoner, Percy is arrested for assaulting one of the bounty hunters, a member of the Oberon Militia. Rex, the leader of the rival group, uses Percy's arrest to blackmail Dante into freeing her brother, Goran, from the Nereid prison.
When a short circuit on the lower decks of the Tulip brings an unexplored section of the ship to life, Colonel Bramwell is released after 50 years in cryogenic sleep, believing Earth still is at war with the Raiders. Dante plans to use Bramwell's legendary status with the Raiders to find his son.
While on a shopping trip to find parts for the life support system in the Captain's Quarters, Dante is reunited with Marco, an old friend who was a rival for Penny's affections. Marco's business partner, Ike, works with the Raiders to locate special seeds that can grow in any climate. Percy begins to suspect Luc has a hidden agenda.
Every bounty hunter and law enforcement officer in the solar system seems to be after Harman, a former associate of Darius who may be the ""Rosetta Stone"" for the Divinity Cluster. Harman has developed superhuman speed, and refuses to talk to anyone but Darius. Dante's and Percy's suspicions of Luc come to a head when she helps Harman escape from The Tulip.
Darius pulls strings with Rudolpho to have the Tulip transport Arquette, an artist suspected of murder. The Orchard believes that Arquette's obsession with the large, swirling storm on Jupiter has given her extra-dimensional sight. Percy discovers they are being trailed by a cloaked ship that may be over three million years old.
Darius boards The Tulip to help Luc inform Dante about the Divinity Cluster.
When Rudolpho sells The Tulip to Max for conversion to a prison ship, Dante must infiltrate Max's organization, and fight off advances from Max's wife, Zelda.
While transporting a dangerous serial killer, The Tulip is diverted to search for survivors after an accident at a secret research station on Triton. When the ship is disabled by the station's graviton experiment, Dante stumbles on a time loop that gives him multiple chances to prevent Percy's death.
Caught in separate Bubble Universes, each member of the crew must outwit separate versions of their prisioner, insane serial killer Five.
Dante agrees to transport Rudolpho's friend, Stephen Hamilton, and his two daughters, unaware that Hamilton is being blackmailed by The Orchard to spy on Dante.
Dante is kidnapped by Tosca, an Orchard agent who plans to use Dante to find Travis, who she believes is the key to The Divinity Cluster. During the kidnapping, Caravaggio is infected with a virus that gives him a second, evil personality. The Tulip is boarded by Navarre, a rogue Orchard scientist who wants to help Luc rescue Dante. While Percy is trying to save the ship from self-destruction by Caravaggio, The Tulip is again boarded - this time by Salomea, a Raider who claims she is working for Travis.
The Tulip receives a cryptic massage from Percy that leads Dante to the special seeds that are concealed in her quarters. Dante bargains with the Raider leader, Senaca, to exchange the seeds for Percy and Travis (known to the Raiders as Zephryn). Travis reveals Penny's role in early experiments with The Divinity Cluster.
Tension and mistrust forms between the crew members as Travis becomes a reluctant member of The Tulip's crew. Dante discovers The Raiders' true intentions for the seeds, but is unsure how to intervene with The Tulip damaged in their escape from The Raiders. Luc is captured by Tosca who is assisting The Raiders with their mission. Eccelston returns from ""the dead"" with dire warnings about The Divinity Cluster.
Percy emerges from hyperspace to discover that 15 years have passed, and Caravaggio has had his graphic files updated. Unsure of what to do with The Tulip, she reluctantly teams up with bounty hunters Travis, Rudolpho, Callie and Marcus. Zavras, a Raider and former clansman of Travis, uses Dr. Daniel Rochaz to lure Travis out of hiding.
Travis and Callie are hired by the Jupiter Federation to arrest Dakkota 79, a Raider leader on the verge of starting a war with the Verran Clan. Dakkota's girlfriend, Cira, may hold be a link to Travis' past. Rudolpho's inquiries into a possible bounty on Travis leads to complications, both with an old business associate, and with his new crewmates.
When Marcus and Callie encounter Taryn, a former girlfriend of Marcus', panicked and begging for help, the crew discovers that she has been genetically altered. Travis is hired to apprehend Father Abode, a former student of Dr. Novak, who has been producing genetic mutants for the pleasure of wealthy clients.
Travis and Callie's plans to capture ""low-level smuggler"" Strasser turn bad when Strasser recognizes her. Callie is injured, and the crew attempts to keep her alive with a damaged cryonic chamber. The Tulip sets course for Mars in hopes that Callie's estranged father, Janus, has her ""blank"" - a clone kept in stasis, and used for organ replacement.
While exploring an uncharted debris field, the Tulip discovers a sarcophagus floating in space. Mishkin, the sarcophagus' lone occupant, spreads a disease among the crew that makes Rudolpho and Marcus question their positions aboard the ship.
A Terran terrorist group protesting the ecological disastors that have plagued Earth are suddenly put on the map when thier methods of only targeting buildings and space structures accidently takes lives.
The crew of the holovision reality series, ""The Third Thing"", follow the crew of the Tulip. Marcus, wanting more hands-on experience, is given the job of capturing a petty criminal.
Travis and his crew must rescue a man's parents who were kidnapped 50 years earlier, but are have only aged 8 months due to time dilation. Rudolpho is forced to bring his rebellious teenage daughter, Serena, aboard the ship.
The son of Roan Gerick, a family friend of the Montana family, is killed by Anestha, a new street drug the turns pain into pleasure. Travis hunts for Bliss, the leader of the narcotics ring, against Rudolpho's better judgement.
Callie's reunion with Lena Bannen, an old friend, is interrupted when a rival bounty hunter attempts to arrest Lena for murder. Percy and Marcus try to find an antimatter stabilizer for the hyperdrive, and are forced to do some bonding when they become stranded in Syn City.
While transporting Quigley, a prisioner who appears to be quite insane, the crew save the lives of an old nemesis, Max, and his associates. Max offers to share a stash of Onmium, a mineral rarer than diamonds and worth billions of credits.
The Tulip experiences a power drain that leaves them at half power. Unaware that the problem is caused by an experiment conducted by Keres Station, a science research facility, Travis accepts an assignment from their head scientist, Dr. Schofield. He must capture Alrick Quennell, a Raider, and retreive a box containing the deadly Tethys Virus that Quennel stole from the station.
While transporting Ritson, a deserter from the Jupiter Federation Elite Forces, The Tulip answers a distress call from Galentis, a mining platform on the asteroid Ida - a mining platform that should not be there. And for some reason, Percy isn't quite herself.
Travis and Callie pick up Jane Doe, a psychiatric patient with amnesia, who apparently remembers Travis and wants him dead. Marcus finds himself attracted to Dr. Alora Kir, Doe's psychiatrist. The new incarnation of the Orchard, and their leader, Tristan Catchpole, set their sights on Travis, who may have one of his Divinity Cluster genes already activated.
The Tulip's collision with a mine leaves the ship floating in space, vulnerable to attack. Percy, unhappy with Caravaggio's recent performance, creates an female AI with more emotion and intuition, but Kate very quickly develops too much independance.
Callie's irritation with the Tulip's ongoing technical problems is aggravated when the stylish Seattle and its debonair captain rescue the crew from a problem it can't handle.
A con man preying on older women has a mysterious link to Marcus' genes. Meanwhile, Percy is going through some mental difficulties.
Rudolpho is suspicious of a trade minister the Tulip has been hired to transport to the Manheim Asteroid Belt to clinch a deal.
Marcus believes he can convert the ship's hyper drive to use negative energy instead of anti-matter, but will need Durenium to produce it. Marcus attempts to find an old contract who may be be able to put him in contact with a seller of this rare and illegal element. Executive Chief Inspector Tibbit boards The Tulip to make sure that engines are in proper working order before granting Caravaggio's application for a change in power source.
A vengeful bureaucrat has the Tulip crew court-martialed for a license violation.
Marcus finds an obscure scientist whose theories may hold the secret to getting the Tulip into hyperspace.