A Zero Month crossover issue. Deathstroke visits the home of his ex-lover, Sweet Lili, in New York City. Sweet Lili called Deathstroke in when one of her ladies and a “john” was attacked by a heavily-armed mercenary. The woman identifies the dead john as Senator Williams, but Senator Williams is on TV supporting anti -Zandia sentiment. Deathstroke investigates, but is captured by agents of the US Government. Evidently, Deathstroke has been framed for an assassination attempt at the president. While being interrogated, Deathstroke is broke out of jail by Vigilante. Deathstroke is now being hunted by Checkmate, the US Army, agents of theCrimelord of Zandia, Adeline Kane, and a mysterious foe who is targeting Deathstroke's allies.