"Summer of Lies, Part Three": In the past, Batgirl and Robin interrogate a group of hackers and discover that Ainsley got involved with the Mad Hatter, who is selling a techno-drug called EMJ. Batgirl deduces Ainsley has been helping Mad Hatter develop it.
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Appearing in "Summer of Lies, Part Three"
- Ainsley Wells (Flashback only)
- Harvey (Flashback only)
- Dr. Carly Philbert Knight (Mentioned only)
- Los Angeles (Mentioned only)
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mentioned only)
- Gotham City (Flashback and main story)
- Chive Garden (Mentioned only)
- Purotech (Flashback only)
- Robobar (Mentioned only)
- Seaboard Recovery
Synopsis for "Summer of Lies, Part Three"
In the past, Batgirl and Robin interrogate a group of hackers and discover that Ainsley got involved with the Mad Hatter, who is selling a techno-drug called EMJ. Batgirl deduces Ainsley has been helping Mad Hatter develop it.
Batgirl and Robin follow Ainsley. She's going to an addiction support group. Her sister found out she was doing drugs and told their parents. Her parents threatened to stop paying her tuition unless she went to a rehab. Ainsley went to "Seaboard Recovery" for a month, but then she dropped out, planning to have a job to save money... but then she started working for a drug dealer who pays her in drugs. However she's going to a psychiatrist and determined to get clean for real this time.
Barbara feels conflicted. They can't let Mad Hatter's drug operation to go on; but their interference might ruin Ainsley's recovery.
Present day. Barbara and Dick are going to "Seaboard Recovery". The Red Queen has targeted them, the Mad Hatter and Ainsley's psychiatrist so far. Seaboard may be her next target. Barbara suspects the Queen is Ainsley.
Both heroes walk into the place and find the Queen has already hit. She has bugged the staff out and they're going on a rampage. Batgirl and Nightwing manage to subdue them and lock them up and then go over the rehab's files. They find out Ainsley is dead. She overdosed on the street after living homeless for months. Her remains and belonging -which include her diary- were picked up by her sister Edith Wells.
Edith has to be the Red Queen. Upon seeing a picture of hers, they realize she was one of the staff members they have just fought. Dick and Babs hurry back to the main hall, but she's already run away after taunting them. Barbara blames herself. They keep intending to do things right and they keep failing.
In the past, Batgirl and Robin storm Mad Hatter's hideout.
- This book was first published on October 25, 2017.
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