Dea O'Malley, taking a moment to relax after a pesky triple murder.Two Rooks
is a crime noir webcomic by Alice Fox, set in the dystopian future. There we have the subterranean city of Haven: a refuge built in response to a deadly plague devastating humanity. Those lucky enough to get in may have escaped the plague, but now must live in a crime-ridden, poverty-stricken city under the rule of a tyrannical government. The president is corrupt, the Suits
control Nadir, and the police who patrol Haven know no mercy.
The story centers around Deatoura O'Malley, a snarky Irish social engineer
who's been contacted by the Queen of Hearts to take on the simple job of assassinating the president. He happens to have experience with this. Opposing him is Keeper Serus Eden, the president's right-hand man and a far more decent individual than Dea could ever hope to be.
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. Recommended for mature audiences due to violence, harsh language, and more violence. Also highly recommended for those who enjoy great art and writing: it's very high-quality in both areas.
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