Back in the cave, Batman refused to let Nightwing help him and vowed never to have a partner again. All the crime families began to aggressively search out Zucco's book. Batman threatened them to leave it alone. The parole board member who'd voted Zucco out also searched for it. Nightwing went to the orphanage where he and Zucco had both spent time and found the ledger. He was attacked by Taft, the parole board member. The book was lost in their struggle. Dick visited his parents' gravesite.
Batman issues 436-442 are missing cover dates; the Grand Comic Book Database (www.comics.org) assigns this issue to "late September".