When it comes to politics, opposition research is part of what comes with the territory. The latest season of Ray Donovan has shown politics definitely does get dirty. In this season he ends up working for both sides of the city’ mayoral race, first because he was hired, the second because he was threatened. When he worked for the aspiring mayoral candidate he went after the Mayor. He created a several manufactured storylines to put the sitting mayor in a bad light.
Through a series of unfortunate events his family gets entangled into his dealings and vice versa. Along the way a certain videotape catching the Mayoral candidate in a compromising position leads Ray to do some despicable deeds. As we eventually find out, the videotape was only the beginning. In the second volume of Sisco one such damaging “sabo” is part of a bigger nest of troubles for the current administration.
The volume opens on Sisco and his team tracking a person of interest, a reporter, one that may be at the center of the French President’s current predicament. As Sisco apprehends the woman in question he soon is double crossed by someone on his team. That person seems to be taking orders from someone else. We soon find out that the corruption is higher than Sisco and the reporter expected leaving both of them on the run and making Sisco public enemy number one. By book’s end, not everyone makes it out alive but Sisco revails and uncovers the one person behind all his trouble.
Overall, an engaging potboiler of a story which employs action tropes in entertaining ways. The story by Benec is smart and action packed. The art by Thomas Legrain is simply gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent story that proves this team are expert storytellers.
Story: Benec Art: Thomas Legrain
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.4 Recommendation: Buy