The Dark Knight believes he knows Gotham better than anyone, but a secret has lurked in its streets since the days of the city's origins, and now that secret could cost him his life. The Court of Owls, an ancient society, have shaped the destiny of Gotham for decades by assassinating those who act against their wishes. Now that society has Bruce Wayne in their sights. The Batman finds himself fighting for his life against a killer unlike any he has faced before, a force that can cheat death itself... the power of the Talon.
Collects Batman (Volume 2) #1-7.
Chronological order: 53