Detective Alice Dodgson follows a summons from Police Chief O'Hare to the futuristic city of Wonderland. O'Hare wants Alice to assume the job of Wonderland's chief detective. She refuses, but he says, "You may find what you're looking for here in Wonderland." Alice agrees, hoping to find her sister who was abducted 15 years earlier. O'Hare's late for a tea party being given by Mademoiselle Milliner, one of Wonderland's patrons and socialites, who made her fortune from designing outrageous hats. He leaves her with Police Captain Jim Hooker, known as Capt. Hook because his left hand has been replaced by a metal hook.Alice encounters Dorothy Gale, a reporter for the Kansas Star who's come to Wonderland following a lead on a local criminal enterprise led by gangster Edmund Tusk, known as The Walrus. Alice learns the Walrus and his partner Carpenter are luring "young oysters," i.e., girls, into white slavery, their child sex trafficking emanating from Wonderland to Kansas and other locales. She decides to stay in Wonderland, suspecting her missing sister Wendy may have been one of their victims.