Reporter: Custody this evening, following yet another anti-augmentation . . .
Access the Second Avenue LIMB Clinic . . .
Members of the humanity front movement . . .
Lazarus: I'm trying to remind people that the only way they can get in touch with me is by online interactive streaming. We'll stream you through and answer your questions as best as we can. But don't get your panties in a bunch if you get hung up on. If we detect even the slightest suspicious fluctuation in signal, we have to shut you down. The World Order and their team of expert hackers could be trying track us. And that's why we have to create a covert host site for every new stream and then shut it down immediately . . .
O'Malley: Yes, may I help you?
Adam: Actually, I've been told by a mutual acquaintance that it might be the other way around.
O'Malley: Were you followed?
Adam: Nervous, are we?
O'Malley: Surely, you understand I wasn't successful in this line of work for this long by being careless.
Adam: So what is it that you need?
O'Malley: Straight to business, a rare quality these days. Tell me, are you familiar with local gangs?
Adam: More than enough to get by.
O'Malley: Perfect. Now, I warn you, this is not the cleanest of work, but your efforts will be well compensated. An associate of my will leave a package for you in an alley on Grand River Road. You will retrieve this package and then use it to deal with a problem of mine, permanently.
Adam: Who's the target?
O'Malley: Someone who won't be missed, I assure you. A ganger that goes by the name Double-T. Hangs around in an apartment near Earl's Court. It's not likely that he'll be alone, just as it's not likely the people keeping him company will be of the pleasant sort. You can't miss him. He's got prominent and rather tasteless augmentation to his face and arms.
Adam: You're telling me you went through all this trouble to hire me just so I can eliminate a banger?
O'Malley: That would be a tad overkill, I admit. No, eliminating the target with the weapon provided to you is only the first part of your assignment. Once you've dealt with Double-T, I need you to sneak into Derelict Row and plant the murder weapon among the Baller's weapon stash, unnoticed.
Adam: Kill the member of the Motor City Bangers, then plant the murder weapon in the rival gang's weapon stash. You're trying to start a war.
Adam: I can get inside Derelict Row, but where can I find their weapon stash?
O'Malley: Look for an old concrete structure that is boarded up and condemned. I believe they stock their supplies right underneath it.
Adam: I need a more precise location on the target.
O'Malley: There's a small back alley known to the locals as Earl's Court. You can access Double-T's building using the fire escape. He's in one of the apartments on the fourth floor.
Adam: So what is it I'm picking up, and where is it exactly?
O'Malley: There's a rather luxurious apartment complex on Grand River Road. In front of it, on the other side of the street, you will see a door that leads to a maintenance corridor. In the first corner of that corridor, you will find a crossbow hidden amongst the trash and debris. Use it to kill Double-T.
Adam: You don't sound like a cop.
O'Malley: You, on the other hand, are starting to sound exactly like one. I strongly suggest you simply get on with the program.
Adam: I don't understand what you're getting out of this. Sounds to me like you're just the middleman for someone else.
O'Malley: You think too much, my friend. This could prove to be a source of great personal discomfort for you in the near future.
Adam: So what's the plan? You make a call and rat one of the Bangers out? Then the DRBs retaliate and so on and so forth until they wipe themselves out?
O'Malley: Pretty much.
Adam: What about innocent casualties? These thugs aren't exactly expert marksmen, and it's pretty hard to aim from the window of a moving car. What could be worth such a risk?
O'Malley: I won't discuss my motives with you. I hired you to do a job. Just do it.
Adam: I guess that's it for now.