Batman and Ballistic work together in their attempts to track down known associates of the serial killer Abattoir, repeatedly running into the Malevolent Maniaxe. After a firefight at the Queen of Denial nightclub, they move in on Henry Ethchison's lawyer, the man who put out the contract on Abattoir. Ballistic takes the fee for the capture of Abattoir and leaves town, while Batman continues to follow the trail. They took down the lawyer who'd put the contract out. Ballistic collected the fee and left town.