The team began the night hangin at the Lo-Life not far from downtown. One of the posers there hands Darius St. James “Lord Raiden” a phone saying it was for him. The voice on the other end information on a meeting promise of a job.
It’s 2am and the rain is coming down. Wharehouse 214 is a battered building of corrugated steel. A guy sitting in an old Chevy Capri is smoking cigarettes waiting. Getting closer to the meeting time the guy get out and heads to the wharehouse. Ben, providing covering fire, advises the team over tactical radio net. Holly Martin drops “Pain Killer Jane” and Darius St. James “Lord Raiden” a few blocks away. They both walk to the meeting point while Holly sets down her vertol about a half mile away. Walking in, the smoking man moves toward them, he introduces himself as Wilbur.
A high performance boat idles up to the nearby dock and a few men get out and move toward the meet. It obvious by the way they move two are ex-military and one a corp. Pleasantries are exchanged and the short corporate type draws a 10mm pistol and shoots Wilbur dead. The corp steps over the body and proceeds into the office for the meet.
In the building the instructions are short. The corp hands Susan and Raiden the envelope with the dossier and a phone.
The man they want is Wells Fargo. The pay, well it should be a fair amount. Following the leads on the dossier, the team tracks down Fargo’s squeeze. Raiden presses Bill “Slick Willie” St. James for info. Trying to get away Raiden pops Willie in a knee bringing him down. Slick Willie only confirms the lead on Caitlin Jones. After linking up with Caitlin, she gives Susan some info on places he might be; Fast Eddy’s Pool Hall and the Garbage Pail a dive of a nightclub.
At Fast Eddy’s there is more info to be had. The bartender gives up a couple of places that Wells sometimes hangs; The Brewery Tap, The Velvet Elvis, and the aforementioned Garbage Pail. The tap and the elvis prove to be dead ends; the Garbage Pail is more promising.
The music vibrates the walls its so loud inside. The place is really nasty but the rock is loud and the drinks are cold its not that bad. Susan spots Wells inside, a moment later the man’s head explodes in a red spray. Standing behind Fargo is a man of Arab descent who disappears for a moment and is then spotted heading toward to door.
Outside the rest of the team is aboard Holly’s aerodyne in a low orbit. They see the perp running from the club and Holly lays down a screen of suppressive fire as Susan nails the guy in the back with her pistol. The arab goes down the wind knocked out of him. At the same time two more men are seen in a Toyota van. One of them opens the side door and begins to get out. Ben fires and blows a 3” hole through the engine block. The guy at the door reaches in the van when he gets hit by susan. A moment later Holly fills the van with 20mm rounds igniting the fuel tank sending the Toyota up in a ball of flame which incenerates the two. The first guy is loaded up and Wells’ body is recovered.
Finding a coffin hotel key card on the Arab the team check it out and it belongs to Budget Hilton Hotel not far from Intercontinental Airport. Raiden goes to check it out. Unfortunately someone else left a suprise for him. An explosion rips through the night and blows Raiden off his feet. TTI is notifiefied immediately and so is the rest of the team. Within minutes help arrives, emergency services and the team riding on Martin’s AV-5. Houston Police cordons off the area and the forensic team begins the task of gathering evidence. Carrie Maldanado is heading up the team, an old friend of Susan Mitchell “Pain Killer Jane”. Carrie gives Susan a briefcase, saying it was found with Raiden. After scanning it, they get it open and find some evidence that points to a foreign contact as well as another meeting, this time at a place called Raphaels Rock Emporium. The time saturday 7pm.
Until the next time…..