An explosion goes off inside Jackson TeleDigital 4th Street offices.
Evidence, including video, indicates that a C4 explosive went off at 11:37 AM on Thursday June 5 2025 inside the desk of an employee, Michael Johnson. Papers and a computer document found at Johnson’s house link him to “The Liberated,” a gang operating in the Combat Zone. The documents outline Johnson’s plan to kill Melissa Lake, who was scheduled for a meeting at Jackson TeleDigital that day. It is believed that Johnson planned a suicide bombing, but the bomb went off prematurely.
Melissa Lake is with Horizon Entertainment, and was to meet with David Barnett. Both are vocal supporters of the proposed anti-crime bill.
Tucker resorts to hiring the Kittys to recover a bond skip.
Toby Walker, the “Ultimate Loser” of the last Kentucky Rage event at JAZZ, is last seen coming home from classes at Northern Kentucky University on Friday June 6. Police are offering a reward for any information leading to his recovery.
Broken Saint delivers information about Vanavian to Victor Leopold. Saint is paid $1500.
Kevin calls Saint asking if Saint knows anything about who caused the recent spate of explosions.
Saint asks Porter to acquire Michael Johnson’s home computer, which is presently in police custody. Porter later calls him back and tells Saint to be at the Waffle House across the river at noon on Tuesday. Upon arriving in the parking lot, a server comes out with a couple of bags and says “Here’s your order, sir.” Saint hands the server a data chip with $2000 in digital currency. Saint stashes the bags, and then goes in and orders waffles and chicken.
The bags given to Broken Saint contain the hard drive and a few other pieces from Johnson’s computer. Saint discovers documents about attacks on blacks and a plan to kill Lake and Barnett for their support of “a racist bill.” Saint discovers that these files were actually created only a few days ago.
Saint also examines Johnson’s financial records from recent weeks. After thorough cross-examination, Saint finds that the suspect files show timestamped activity at an ATM downtown simultaneous with the creation of the files. Saint checks around outside and learns that a meter man visited Johnson’s hoome right around that time.
Posing as a “bereaved relative” of Johnson’s, Saint calls the power company wanting to turn off the electricity to the house, and asks about the meter man’s recent visit. The powercompany employee informs Saint that the next meter reading was scheduled for next week.
Saint discovers that the van from the power company did visit Johnson’s block last week, but only stopped at one house – Johnson’s. An employee named Thomas Rhine was on duty that day. Rhine’s face is similar but not identical to that of the man who entered Johnson’s house.
Saint burns a proxy phone and calls Rhine, claiming Rhine has won a gift certificate to a Chinese Restaurant. Rhine says he told scammers to quit calling and hangs up. Saint calls back later, posing as a bank employee and saying there is a discrepancy in Rhine’s account, that they made an error and will fix it if Rhine comes in at noon tomorrow.
Saint calls Victor, asking who could be responsible for the second explosion in Kevin’s territory. Victor says it’s possible that The Liberated did it, but could also be several other people, or a new player on the scene.
Kevin decides to presume that he is under federal surveillance, and begins making arrangements around that.
The Kittys return Tucker’s bond skip, saying how easy it was. The man skipped on drug charges and is a known user, so the Kittys simply waited for him to get so high he passed out, and collected him then. Tucker pays the Kittys $200 each.
The next day, Saint waits in a coffeehouse across from Rhine’s bank. Rhine appears nervous, and Saint notices a well-concealed firearm. Rhine has an agitataed conversation with confused bank employees. Rhine leaves, peeling out of the parking lot fast.Saint hacks the streetcams, and follows Rhine to his home. Saint hops in his motorcycle and arrives just as Rhine is leaving his house, carrying a duffel bag.
Saint says he is there regarding work ethics, and that there is a discrepancy in the work records at the power company. “Like an error?” Rhine sneers, getting into his car and speeding away.
Saint follows him to a house. Watching with IR, he sees what appears to be a family inside. Rhine has an animated conversation with the man in the house, then eventually goes upstairs for the night.
Breaking into Rhine’s house, Saint finds a stash of money and drugs, but nothing to link him to the explosion at Jackson TeleDigital.
Chef Rodney unveils his latest recipe for meat pie, to accolades from the public.