At the center of many lies is Spyral. An organization that claims to do good, and yet manipulates and kills to get their goals. Batman has had a tenuous relationship to say the least. They've helped him at times, yet they've been an incredible threat at others.
Currently, Spyral was on Batman's radar after they found out his secret identity, he went so far as to send Dick Grayson in to learn who they were, and why they were after hero identities. The truth is never easy with Spyral, and Batman knows to fear what they can do.