"The upper class of the Republic City is in a panic, many rich families have been found murdered in their own homes. People are terrified and desperate for safety. But Chief Shan had taken it upon himself to provide much needed security. He has tasked the RCPD with firmly standing against the mysterious cell of murderers."
The RCPD and many of the city's citizens now believes Faceless has attacked their headquarters and killed many of their men. Because of that reason, public support of Faceless begins to waver and they are being pursued by police during Book 1.