Check looks deeper into the case that got him car-bombed. He tries to talk to Giuseppe Cook an underboss of the Conradi Family who might know something, with no success. He stakes his place out, and a few hours later the underboss is assasinated by a highly competent street samurai. Check pursues on foot, the two have a fight on rooftop where Check kills the other sam. He heads to his street doc Jimmy Leech to get patched up, where an enemy decker hacks into an autodoc and tries to kill Check with an anaesthetic overdose, unsuccessfully. Through Jim from Accounting, Check gets a lead on Olivia Bell, a lover of Mr. Cook. Check goes to interview her, just as a sniper tries to take a shot at Olivia, which Check takes for her. Heavily wounded and with the help of David Corleone, Check and Olivia escape to a Ciarniello safehouse, where Olivia reveals critical information to Check's case.