Homicide detective Jack Walsh and his new partner Thomas Harrington are tasked with solving the city's most difficult murders. Yet their most recent case - the shooting of a young, black male named Jordan Smith - has already been solved by a costumed vigilante named The Dark Obliterator.
Fearing a sudden wave of impulse vigilantism, Jack and Thomas are tasked with stopping the self-proclaimed superhero, but The Dark Obliterator won't be the only force that Jack has to deal with. There are those in the force and in the community that agree with the actions of the masked man. And to make matters worse, it appears that The Dark Obliterator is rather selective in who he arrests.
Does he selectively target certain races, or does he, like Thomas claims, goes after anyone who breaks the law?
The Dark Obliterator is a gritty crime novelette about vigilantism as well as racial injustice.