In the 1920s, some guy in Gotham wants to get back at an artist, or maybe he's the artist… I don't know, this guy wants to get back at someone, and to do so, decides to hang himself, making the guy he's trying to get revenge on "wonder in despair at what happened." It'll probably be relevant at some point. Moving to the present, that guy on the cover, who is probably Wolf Spider, is in the process of stealing some paintings, and old man walks in and opens fire, but Spider sticks him with some poison darts, and reminds the dying man that he fired first.
At some point later, Kate is at an art gala with Maggie, which is being held by one of Kate's old friends, Evan, who is some sort of hotshot in the art world. Maggie has to leave for work, Evan tells Kate she's a keeper, and then they chat for bit. Evan asks Kate if she knows anything about the Hollis (the dude who got killed) case, overhearing he was poisoned. It's at this point Bette shows up, she speaks with Evan who eventually excuses himself, then she convinces Kate into having a little "fun."
As Kate and Bette are patrolling Gotham, they intercept a security alert about a break-in, and sure enough come to find this Wolf Spider character attempting another art heist. Wolf Spider has some moves, as he disposes of Bette pretty easily, but let's be honest, it's not her book, so whatever… Hawkfire is still a stupid name. Kate puts up a better fight, but ends up getting stuck with the darts and kicked out a window anyways, because CLIFFHANGER!