Searching for his missing pleasure droid, Harry visits the Rec Station Gutters, where he meets an old friend from his Droid Wars days, and a new friend who lures him into danger. Both encounters spark memories from the past that Harry would rather have left there. But what does his ex-love Mary Medea, the model for his missing droid, have to do with the infamous Order of the Cosmic Veil? Do the droids know? Do the Bajars? And who's trying to kill Harry?