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Caution: This episode contains strong and frank discussions of violence. Listener discretion is advised.
THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON is a gripping, perception-shattering new Vertigo miniseries from writer Tom King (GRAYSON and OMEGA MEN) and artist Mitch Gerads. A crime tale set against the backdrop of the Iraq War, it tells a fictitious story that draws inspiration from the often surreal and frequently dangerous experiences of thousands of American veterans. It’s fiction that feels real, and for good reason. Tom King is a former CIA operations officer who served in Iraq, an experience that informed much of The Sheriff of Babylon.
The road to Baghdad is paved with good intentions.
That’s what Chris, a tormented American cop exorcising his demons by training the new Iraqi police force, discovers after one of his trainees is found dead. Soon, he’ll find himself teaming up with a Shiite police officer who served under Saddam and a Sunni tribal chief with her eye on controlling the city’s criminal underworld while following a trail of lies, corruption, politics and murder.