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Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate: 10/02/22
Batman: Detective Comics, Volume 2: The Victim Syndicate by James Tynion IV, et. al. (2017) collects Detective Comics 943-949. It follows up on the aftermath of Rise of the Batmen (2016). More broadly, it looks at the collateral damage from the numerous fights Batman and co. have had with super villains over the years.
Gotham is under attack by villains who claim to be victims of Batman's careless vigilantism. They demand that he unmask and stand-down. Frankly with all the shit Gotham's been through, I can see their point.
Batman and his cohorts, though, are also dealing with their trauma from the Batmen attack and the betrayal by family. There's also Robin's sacrifice which they haven't had time to grieve over.
Ultimately the situation is messy. Batman is culpable. So are the criminals. The city has had so many years of being the center of an eye for an eye approach to justice that there's no clear way how to stop the cycle.
The third book is League of Shadows (2017)