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Miguel Estebano

There's a list of names prominently displayed on a bulletin board at SPPD headquarters in Midtown. All the names belong to former members of the SPPD, and they all have betting odds attached to them. It's the departmental sweepstakes on which of their former colleagues - just about all of them having left the department under various dubious circumstances - will next turn up among the ranks of the Praetorians. Miguel Estebano's name is top of the list, and the first name to have been crossed out the sweepstakes. Inehower won fifty bucks on him, the day the news came through that Estebano was back in town and working for the Praetorians.

Ask anyone round the department; Miguel Estebano was a bad cop. He got results, and cleared plenty of cases, but that was only half the story of his time as a detective with the SPPD. The other half shows up all across his personnel record. Six precincts in just over five years, as one commander passed him onto the other. The stack of brutality and overuse of physical force complaints made against him. The sections of his personnel records removed as part of an ongoing investigation by SPPD Internal Affairs.

In the end, he left the department just a couple of days ahead of the indictment that was supposed to be coming his way. San Paro's a rough town, and sometimes you have to cut corners to get the job done, but Estebano's tactics - coerced confessions, padded evidence, intimidating witnesses whose statements contradicted his, rumours of after-hours vigilante justice incidents - cut way too many corners way too many times. Despite it all, he still had his supporters among some of the departmental Old Guard who congregate in the backroom of Minty's bar, but even they baulked at what happened to that kid over in Red Hill.

The kid was a small-time punk and sometimes-informant. Estebano was leaning on him for some info on a case he was working. The kid was scared, must have given him something - anything - to get him off his back. The lead didn't play out, of course, so Estebano went back to see the kid and express his displeasure.

The kid was sixteen. He's in a wheelchair now, and eats most of his food through a straw. Zero tolerance policing, Miguel Estebano style.

So now he's with the Praetorians, heading up one of their new Special Investigation squads. To his credit, Saul Linklater - another former SPPD man - - refused to have him under his command in Havalynd. Midtown - right in the SPPD's backyard - was too hot for him also, so Justin Teng had him transferred over to the organisation's nascent Waterfront operation.

Miguel doesn't mind. He delivers results, not reassurances. Linklater's a pussy, anyway; talks Praetorian, but still thinks SPPD. Couple of years from now, Estebano's pretty sure he'll be in Linklater's job - or higher - while the former hotshot will be in charge of some 'vital' Praetorian operation way out there in there in the Yard, or some other chickenshit place.

Until then, the Waterfront suits him just fine. Plenty of action going on, plenty of places to go, and heads to bust. He's been told to keep a low profile, but he enjoys those few occasions so far when he's come into contact with some of his former colleagues in the SPPD. Gives him a chance to really rub their noses in it. Old Inehower looks like he's going to have a coronary every time he sees him, especially that last time when Estebano offered to give him the number of his tailor, so the SPPD man could get a discount on a decent-looking suit.

Oh yeah. It's good to be back, and Waterfront suits Miguel Estebano just fine. At least for the moment.

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Back when I was a cop I used to love my revolver. See, everyone else on the force had an SNR but I had an RSA. That thing could blow a guy's knee wide open if they weren't feeling talkative. I want you to kill 3 Criminals with a secondary.

Kill 3 enemies with your secondary.

Missions
CHINA BLUES
WORKIN' LIKE A DOGGI
THE CHOP SHOP SHOW
DEALER BUSTS
SHOW OF FORCE
GET THE LOOK
SIGNAL TO NOISE
ENEMY AT THE CRATES
CRIME DOES PAY
CEO SHOWDOWN
G AND G
HIGH POWERED MICROWAVES
THE FAST AND THE INCARCERATED
OPERATION: NO JUNKIE
ECONOMIC RECOVERY
MIA VICE
INTELLIGENCE GATHERING
COLD CASE CHECK UP
PINEAPPLE COCKTAIL
GETTING ON THE BALANCE SHEET
ORGAN GRINDER
PRAETORIAN STARTS WITH PR
BOGUS BURGLARY
EXPLOSIVE INVESTIGATION
BANKROLL COLLECTION
PRESS ON PRAETORIAN
AVENGE THE FALLEN
FIRE AND BRIMSTONE
BOOKIE ON THE RUN
GAME COPY CRACKDOWN
BRUSH WITH THE LAW
CHEMICAL WARFARE
COVER UP
DARING DEEDS
EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL
BUGGING OUT
CARD-HACK ARREST
POLITICAL FAVOR
ROUGH DIAMOND
HEARTS AND MINDS
TOP COP CHOP-SHOP SHOCK
DEFUSING THE SITUATION
RAID AND RECOVERY
ON THE FENCE
PICKUP PICK-UP
FEELING INSECURE
SAFEHOUSE CALLS
URANIUM IS SHOWING
THREATENING CALLS
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Epinephrine x2 Consumable
Med-Spray x2 Consumable
Boom Box x2 Consumable
Large Supply Box x2 Consumable
Mobile Cover x2 Consumable
Satchel Charge x2 Consumable
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Ground rules.

Hello again,

Appreciate your work on that job you carried out for me. Since it looks like we'll be working together again, I thought I'd better explain the ground rules.

I don't work with tourists, lightweights or fly-by-nights. If you're here, it's because you're here to see this thing finished.

I only ask you get the job done. I'm VERY flexible on how you achieve that. When I was with the SPPD, there were too many rules holding us back. Rules that only benefited the criminals.

The Praetorians don't have these rules. That's why I'm here, and why I hope you're here too.

M.E.

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Keep it tight.

That was some truly nice work you did. I appreciate it, and the effort you put into 'policing up' the scene afterwards.

Don't leave anything for the media and Hea Choi's people to find.

She's asking around about me again, I hear. She means well, I suppose, but her kind don't understand the lengths people like you and I have to go to in order to get the job done.

If she asks about me, I'd be grateful it if you told her nothing useful.

M.E.

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Working with Linklater.

Hell. If it's not Choi, then it's Linklater. That boy scout's been gunning for me ever since he was my watch commander at the SPPD. Well, we're not cops now, Saul. Different organization, different rules.

He's been asking about you this time, though. Don't worry. I'll handle it. Saul, I can deal with. You just keep on doing what you're doing, and I'll watch your back.

So don't panic. There's people at a higher level than Saul Linklater who know and approve of the way we do things.

Just remember that.

M.E.

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Good Work

Good news.

Remember that op I sent you on? I just got through interrogating one of the crims we arrested on it. It took a little special persuasion - probably not safe to go into details here - but I shook some good intel out of them, including the location of a major cache of their gang's supplies.

M.E.

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Thanks - to the RIGHT person!

Heard what happened on that mission you were involved in. And who ended up taking most of the credit for it.

Hell, I thought I left that kind of crap behind me when I quit being a cop, but this organization's becoming more about covering your ass and shafting the real good guys every day.

Well, some of those good guys know who the credit really belongs to, and we'll make sure other people do too.

Take care, and maybe see you in Kim's Bar sometime soon,

Miguel

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