Nightwing is still recovering from injuries sustained during the Gotham gang war, and spends some time with Batman/Bruce, catching up on events in Gotham City. He learns about Batman's last encounter with Leslie Thompkins and the way in which Robin found out about Spoiler's death. He also learns that the death of Orpheus has meant that Onyx and the gang of former criminals from the Hill have become very unified, determined to keep Black Mask's influence away from them. Batman's war on crime will be harder now, but he has some ideas on how to make it better.