Part 1 of the 5-part "Ring of Truth." At long last, Yorick, 355 and Dr. Mann make their way to San Francisco to find out what caused the plague. But Yorick's unbalanced sister Hero and the mysterious Setauket Ring have also made their way west - and they all have their sights set on the last man on Earth!
The book opens and we find out that Yorrick did buy the engagement ring he has been wearing around his neck, at a magic shop.
In present time Agent 355 is allowing him to have some fun running up and down the court at a basketball game, in front of a large crowd of women, dressed as a team mascot.
We see Hero looking for Agent 355 and her brother at a massage parlor.The cashier is reluctant to give any information until Hero pulls a gun. After she gets the information Heroleaves and we see that the ninja is now following her.
While walking home Yorrick and Agent 355are confronted by the Burqa wearing women who shot Agent 711 a few issues ago.. They are after something called the amulet of Helene, that 355 grabbed in issue one.. A fight breaks out during which Yorricks ring is torn from around his neck. Our two heroes make their escape on a passing trolly car and we find out the ladies in question are members of a splinter group from the Culpepper ring that 355 belongs to.
Back at Allison Manns lab, 355 tells her they have to leave, but Dr. Mann protests saying she is days away from finding out why Ampersand and Yorrick survived the plague. Yorrick says " my ring" the women turn to look at him, and he begins to bleed out.