Chapter Two: A Wrapped Up GiftPhillips Residence - Dukes, Liberty City - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - 2:47 PM
After going through the files, Mark discovers a written statement from Tom Goldberg dated June 24, 2008 which gives him an idea of Tom's recent cases.
|After numerous attempts at getting through the corruption in the Liberty City law enforcement, I have finally found the source. Francis McReary, Deputy Police Commissioner for the LCPD, has been ordering assassinations on those who contain information on his corruption. A known assassination occurred in Union Drive East, victim identified as informant Christopher Daniels who had obtained incriminating pictures of Francis McReary. Francis was also supposedly associated with the one known as Manny Escuela from Bohan who was an ex-gangster vigilante with connections to Elizabeta "Liz" Torres and the Spanish Lords.|
Case Number: 286-08 "Francis McReary" June 14, 2008
Mark soon realizes of the murder and who was responsible. He takes one more shot of scotch and begins to go over the murder.
"It all makes sense now. It was an assassination and I bet that Francis McReary was responsible for it and that Niko Bellic was the trigger man."
Mark takes his jacket and gets in his car then heads to Maxwell's house. With the effects from the hard consuming of scotch, Mark's driving quite recklessly and nearly gets into a chain of accidents.Lebowski Residence - Meadow Park, Liberty City - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - 3:13 PM
Mark rushes to the front door and rapidly knocks on it until Maxwell's wife, Lily, answered.
"Mark, what the hell is wrong with you?" Lily asked
"Where's Max?"Mark replied out of breath.
"Why and why are you out of breath?" Lily answered with another question.
"No time, where is he" Mark asked again.
Maxwell soon came down the steps and notices Mark at the door and walks up to him.
"Mark, felling better?"
"Come with me." Mark told Max.
Max pauses debating on weather he should go or not. Mark tells him again in a raise volume."NOW!"
Max decides to leave with Mark and the two get into Mark's car and drive off. Maxwell, completely unaware of what going on, asks questions to find out what's going on.
"What the hell is going, why are you in a rush?"
"I think I may have the answer to the Tom Goldberg murder." Mark replies as he's driving eradically.
"What are you talking about?"
Mark throws papers from the files at Maxwell.
"Look at them. Look at the written statement." Mark tells Max.
Maxwell reads the papers but still has no idea what he's looking at.
"I'm not following you, what I'm I suppose to see?"
"You remember that Niko guy we saw enter the building before we left to Francis McReary's office?"
After a short pause, Maxwell answers "Yeah."
"Well as so happens, I saw him at McReary's office moments before the murder. He was handing Francis files from Tom Goldberg but he dropped some and I picked it up thinking it was from my files I had in hand. I think he's a hired assassin that killed Tom Goldberg and Francis McReay hired him. After reading that it all makes sense."
Maxwell in a doubtful state. "Listen to yourself, you're insane. Why would the Deputy Police Commissioner want to kill a lawyer like Tom Goldberg." Maxwell replied.
"That written was going to put Francis in trial and put to prison forever. Getting rid of the files was the only way to avoid but because Tom Goldberg made it his objective to put McReary in prison, he had him killed." Mark replied.
"So what are going to do" Maxwell asked.
"I'm going to turn this in. Justice must prevail." Mark answers.
"Are you crazy, once the police find out you have this they'll have you killed and make it look like an accident. They've done it before." Maxwell yells.
"I'll be fine don't worry." Mark says calmly.
They make it a random phone booth in Star Junction and Mark makes a call. He calls Agent Kevin Myers of the FIB and tells him to meet up at the Higgins Helitours. They arrive and Agent Myers is all ready aboard a helicopter.Higgins Helitours - Castle Gardens, Liberty City - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - 3:38 PM
Mark and Max make their way to the helicopter and as they were about to enter Agent Myers wanted to confirmed who they were and Mark identified himself and Maxwell and they got in. The helicopter flew at high altitude above waters while talking to the agent. Mark shows the files and explains to Agent Myers about the possibility that Francis McReary is responsible for Tom Goldberg. The result were.......bad.
"So you managed to get these files from the office before the murder, identified the assassin, and think Francis McReary was behind it all. This is surely a relief. Imagine if this managed to get on the wrong hands, it would be fatal. Good work Mark." Agent Myers told Mark.
"So what now?" Mark asked
Before Agent Myers answered he turned around and asked the pilot a question.
"What is our current location Gus?"
"High and outside Liberty City." The pilot answered.
Mark soon yelled "What!?"
"I'm sorry Mark you're a good guy but you know all of this classified information and we can't let you live." Agent Myers replied.
Mark yelled again "What!?"
Agent Myers pulls out a what seems to be a custom Glock 17 and shoots Maxwell in the chest causing him to fall out the chopper. Mark was shocked from seeing that happened but he knew staying in that chopper was going to be his last mistake, so he acted quickly and jumped out. The agent shot from the chopper hoping to hit Mark but he assumed Mark would die from drowning. The chopper flies away and Mark lives. He sees Maxwell's body floating on the water, dead. Mark knew he couldn't stay there so he swam away but kept looking back whispering "I'm sorry Max."Hove Beach - Hove Beach, Liberty City - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - 3:57 PM
Finally Mark reaches shore and soon breaks down in tears. After a while he hears the news from a nearby radio.
"Jenny Acorn: That's right, the person responsible for the Tom Goldberg murder earlier today has been identified. Law intern Mark Phillips from Leftwood, Alderny is the killer and has been captured by the FIB at the Higgins Helitour moments ago. It's obvious what he is going to face and we thank the Liberty City law enforcement once again for catching a terrorist. Jenny Acorn, Weazel News."
Mark couldn't believe what that FIB agent did in such a short time. It was obvious he had to get out of the city. He calls a taxi to take him to his home to pick up his stuff. Along the ride to his home he hears the news going crazy over Tom Goldberg's murder and hope Mark gets what he deserves when he doesn't deserve any of this.Phillips Residence - Dukes, Liberty City - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - 4:15 PM
Mark arrives and tells the driver to wait outside. He walks up the steps and notices his door was slightly open and creeps in. As he is inside he says his wife's name.
"Jaimee. Are you here?"
Mark hears a noise behind him and he gets knocked out by an unseen force.Unknown Location - Unknown - Thursday - July 13, 2008 - Unknown
Mark wakes up in a white room with one door, no windows and one chair placed in the middle of the room. When wakes up he hears a deep, loud, disturbing voice from a microphone.
"Get up. Sit on the chair."
Mark doesn't do anything and gets shocked with an electric strap placed on both his wrists. The voice repeats itself and Mark follows it's instruction. He limps towards the chair and sits, the voice starts making questions.
"Who are you?"
"Mark Phillips. Who are you" Mark replied
"That is none of your concern. You are an enemy of the state now and everybody thinks you're dead. You are now in a military base far away from Liberty City and you will be a subject for projects from now on. You no longer have a life."
Mark replies in anger "GO F*CK YOUSELF!"
He gets shocked again and again leaving him weak on the ground.
A distant voice is heard saying "Get him." and two men in Military uniforms walk him and pick up Mark taking him to what seems to be a lab. They tie him down to a cold metallic bed and a doctor walks in and says "What a pleasant surprise. Let's get started shall we."