Officer Gregory Hettinger has the tables turned on him as he becomes the suspect. Will this spark him to make a change in his lifestyle or will he descend further into the darkness that is already consuming him? Is it good?

Duane Swierczynski decides to choose the former option for better or worse. After a brief stint dealing with a lawyer, the conflict of being put in the slammer is quickly brushed aside to make way for Hettinger’s remaking of himself. Fortunately, it is not all “Gotta be a new guy, gotta be the good guy. Rah! Rah!” No, Gregory Hettinger is motivated by one thing and one thing only: revenge. He refocuses his life, cutting back on the pills, hitting the gym, and reengaging with his speech therapist. It’s great that he is refocusing his life, but as a reader I don’t buy it. Hettinger is a junkie cop who was beating up drug dealers in order to confiscate their drugs. Now, all of a sudden, after a split second in the back of a squad car, he is remaking his life in order to attempt to track down the guy who set him up. It is a little too big of a leap to suspend my disbelief. It does not favor the character Swierczynski introduced us to in the previous issues.

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