Able remained at the Russian Consulate in Manhattan, where he continued to review the photos of Counterpart within a Bio-Tank, supposedly deep within a bunker located in the Ural Mountains of the USSR, near the town of Chelyabinsk. (Siggerd needed to depart to Asgard and The Speedster went to oversee repairs on his home in Hoboken). The Russain ambassador, Kondrati Topolov (aka The Gremlin), asked RAD Squad to investigate this strange occurrence. Topolov could not get directly involved, as this information was obtained covertly. Someone in the Russian government knew about this...
However, Able received a pager message from Dazzler's agent, requesting Able's presence at Dazzler's performance that night at a rooftop, private residence. Topolov wanted Able to investigate Counterpart's predicament promptly, but Able's programming won, and he decided to attend the concert. Topolov was less than happy, and told them, "you will be sorry..."
Meanwhile, Jack Diamond's alter ego had quit his tech job for SHIELD, coincidentally when Jack was removed from Avenger's membership. He moved his base of operations to a modified tour bus (which he has tentatively called the RADmobile). From there he created a new company called RAD Consulting, Inc., whose motto is "Radical Solutions for a Complex World." Able contacted him and he flew the RADmobile over to pick Able up at the Russian Embassy.
The rendezvoused with Dazzler on the top of the apartment building, in the Upper East Side. The concert was for a private birthday part. Dazzler had invited Kitty Pride and Stevie Hunter to work as backup dancers. Kitty informed Able and Jack about the kidnapping of Christy Nord, a geokinetic, from her New Jersey high school. She believes Cane, Able's brother, was behind the kidnapping, though witnesses report seeing a "wild eyed woman."
Jack parked the bus on the side of the roof, where it hovered. Inside, Jack monitored the party, as to not aggravate his mild agoraphobia. Able helped setup security, as party-goers arrived.
Inside the bus, Jack received a phone call, but only received silence when he answered. Using the computers to trace the call, he found it coming from a phone booth directly below the bus. Jack flew down with his jetpack, as the concert started above. Being cautious, he glue-gooed the booth shut, but a shiny, metal arm demolished the door, and out stepped a beautiful, metallic female, who LAURA identified as Jocasta, as deactivated robot who once attacked the Avengers.
On the roof, Able and Kitty became aware of a late arrival to the party, dressed in fedora and trench-coat. Instinctively, Able sensed his brother, Cane. Able strode out casually into the crowd, as to not alarm anyone, and confronted his synthezoid brother.
Meanwhile, Jack spoke with Jocasta, only to find out the LAURA had downloaded herself into Jocasta's body, calling herself Lacasta, and saying she's better than the old, obsolete LAURA! Jack was dismayed and used his Machine Control abilities to move Lacasta back to under the bus. She complied only because she trusted Jack. Jack then flew up to the bus, intent on jury-rigging a "kill switch" for Lacasta. When he got into the bus, he observed a trio of Sentinels approaching the roof.
Able and Cane communicated telepathically. Cane called Able's fascination with the mutants a "weakness," while Able countered that it was his noble function to catalog and study the mutant population. Cane disagreed, saying Able's function was to study and find a way to eliminate them. Able, not liking what he had to say, attacked, landing a powerful blow, but Cane shrugged it off. Cane retaliated by firing at Able, who dodged, but the beam struck a bystander, critically injuring her. The concert came to a screeching halt, as the crowd ran screaming.
Kitty ran over to the injured bystander. The three Sentinels landed. One entangled Dazzler in steel cables, while the other two fired upon Kitty. Fortunately, she was phased, and she carried the injured woman down to the first floor, where the doormen called the police and an ambulance.
Upstairs, Jack finished the "kill switch" and piloted the RADmobile to get Lacasta and installed the kill switch. On the roof, Able freed Dazzler, but she felt they were fighting a losing battle. Able lied to Cane, saying he had been lying to the mutants the whole time. Cane believe him and gave him a week to show results. Cane called off the Sentinels and left.