Years ago, the Dark Knight suffered his greatest ever defeat...when the Joker killed Jason Todd, the second young man to adopt the identity of Robin. Now, a new player has entered Gotham's underworld: the 'Red Hood'. Fearless, expert in combat, armed with high-tech gadgets...he could almost be Batman himself, except for one crucial difference - the Red Hood is a killer. Blazing a trail through street dealers, superpowered heavies and crime lords alike, the Red Hood looks to be a major power in the making. Now, Batman must discover the identity of this mysterious newcomer, while continuing his own war on crime. But is the Dark Knight ready for the shocking truth?