A Mafia family in grave danger after testifying against a notorious organized crime figure are invited to take part in an experimental government witness protection program where their consciousnesses will be uploaded to a simulated reality.
Or maybe the witness protection program entails sending them to Mars. (Which has been colonized for a generation or so. ) Which turns out to be virgin territory for them to get back into the business of doing what they do best — or worst.
Building on Richiev’s “When their consciousness is uploaded into a virtual reality world as part of a new witness protection program, a mafia don must protect his family against the notorious organized crime figure they testified against, who has followed them.”