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|name = By the Book
 
|name = By the Book
|image = ByTheBook-SteveHaines-GTAV.png
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|image = ByTheBook-Mission-GTAV.png
|size = 250px
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|game = V
 
|game = V
 
|for = [[Steve Haines]]
 
|for = [[Steve Haines]]
 
|location = [[Dutch London St|Dutch London]] Warehouse, [[Banning]]
 
|location = [[Dutch London St|Dutch London]] Warehouse, [[Banning]]
 
|target = [[Tahir Javan]]
 
|target = [[Tahir Javan]]
|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Busted]]<br>[[Dave Norton|Dave]] dies<br>[[Ferdinand Karimov|Mr. K]] dies<br>Shooting at the party without obtaining a target profile
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|fail = [[Wasted]]<br>[[Busted]]<br>[[Dave Norton|Dave]] dies<br>[[Ferdinand Kerimov|Mr. K]] dies<br>Shooting at the party without obtaining a target profile<br>Shooting an innocent person at the party
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|reward = [[Devin Weston]]<br>[[Rockstar Editor|Director Mode]]
 
|protagonists = [[Michael De Santa]]<br>[[Trevor Philips]]
 
|protagonists = [[Michael De Santa]]<br>[[Trevor Philips]]
 
|unlocks = [[Blitz Play]]
 
|unlocks = [[Blitz Play]]
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{{Quote|The media and the government would have us believe that torture is some neccesary thing. We need it to get information, to assert ourselves. Did we get any information out of [[Ferdinand Karimov|you]]? Exactly. Torture's for the torturer...or for the guy giving orders to the torturer. You torture for the good times - we should all admit that. It's useless as a means of getting information.|[[Trevor Philips]]}}
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{{Quote|The media and the government would have us believe that torture is some necessary thing. We need it to get information, to assert ourselves. Did we get any information out of you? Exactly. Torture's for the torturer...or for the guy giving orders to the torturer. You torture for the good times - we should all admit that. It's useless as a means of getting information.|[[Trevor Philips]]}}
   
'''By the Book '''is a mission in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', given by [[FIB]] agent [[Steve Haines]] to [[protagonists]] [[Michael De Santa]] and [[Trevor Philips]].
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'''By the Book '''is a mission in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', given by [[Federal Investigation Bureau|FIB]] agent [[Steve Haines]] to [[protagonist]]s [[Michael De Santa]] and [[Trevor Philips]].
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Because of the nature of this mission, it has been heavily criticised by various media outlets, and is viewed as one of the most controversial missions in the series.
   
 
==Mission==
 
==Mission==
Michael receives a phone call from [[Steve Haines]] telling Michael to go to a warehouse and meet Trevor. There, he and Trevor find Haines and [[Dave Norton]] along with [[Mr. K]]. Haines wants Michael to assassinate Tahir Javan, an Azerbaijani man who Haines and Norton claim has ties to terrorism. Mr. K had previously set up an audio-visual system for Javan and so is the [[FIB|FIB's]] sole source of information. Haines orders to Michael to go with Norton to locate Javan, while Trevor and Haines remain in the warehouse with Mr. K.
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Michael or Trevor (whoever is being played at the time) receives a phone call from [[Steve Haines]] telling them to go to a warehouse and meet the other protagonist (the mission automatically begins with the receipt of the phone call). There, they find Haines and [[Dave Norton]] along with [[Devin Weston]]. [[Ferdinand Kerimov]] is revealed once Weston exits. Haines wants Michael to assassinate [[Tahir Javan]], an Azerbaijani man who Haines and Norton claim has ties to terrorism. Kerimov previously set up an audio-visual system for Javan and so is the [[Federal Investigation Bureau|FIB]]'s sole source of information. Haines orders Michael to go with Norton to locate Javan, while Trevor and Haines remain in the warehouse with Kerimov.
   
Michael and Norton drive to their first location, a home in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], but this turns out to be a false lead. Haines then orders Trevor to torture Mr. K in order to discover Javan's whereabouts. There are four ways in which Trevor can torture Mr K:
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Michael and Norton drive to their first location, a home in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]], but this turns out to be a false lead. Haines then orders Trevor to torture Kerimov in order to discover Javan's whereabouts. There are four ways in which Trevor can torture Kerimov:
 
*Waterboarding
 
*Waterboarding
*Beating him with a wrench
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*Beating him with a [[wrench]]. Where Trevor hits depends on his position as he observes Mr. K. All three areas have the same effect and damage. Kerimov's left = knee. Middle = genitals/midsection. Right = arm.
 
*Electrical shocks from a car battery
 
*Electrical shocks from a car battery
*Extracting a tooth using pliers
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*Extracting a tooth using pliers. First tooth changes speech. Unknown if more pulls either further deteriorate his speech or nothing at all.
The first round of torture reveals that Javan is actually at a beach house in [[Chumash]]. Michael and Norton drive to the home, but once there, they discover that a party is in full swing and that there are several men present who could possibly be Javan. At this point, Haines orders Trevor to engage in more torture. Through three additional rounds of torture, Mr. K reveals that Javan is:
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(Kerimov can't be pushed too far. If this happens, he'll need an adrenaline shot, which requires injecting him with a syringe. Kerimov can die up to three times before Trevor runs out of adrenaline)
*A man of average height and weight
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The first round of torture reveals that Javan is actually at a beach house in [[Chumash]]. Michael and Norton drive to the home, but once there, they discover that a party is in full swing and that there are several men present who could possibly be Javan. At this point, Haines orders Trevor to engage in more torture. Through three additional rounds of torture, Kerimov reveals that Javan is:
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*A man of average height and weight (Able to kill Javan at this point to complete the mission early.)
 
*Has a beard
 
*Has a beard
 
*Is a chain smoker and left handed
 
*Is a chain smoker and left handed
 
Through these clues, Michael is able to identify Javan and assassinate him.
 
Through these clues, Michael is able to identify Javan and assassinate him.
   
Back at the warehouse, Haines tells Trevor that Mr. K is expendable and orders Trevor to kill Mr. K after Haines has left. Once Haines departs, Trevor instead decides to free Mr. K. He guides Mr. K from the warehouse and into a waiting vehicle, at which point he drives Mr. K to the [[Los Santos Airport|airport]].
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Back at the warehouse, Haines tells Trevor that Kerimov is "expendable" and orders Trevor to kill Kerimov after Haines has left. Once Haines departs, Trevor instead decides to free Kerimov. He guides Kerimov from the warehouse and into his [[Bodhi|truck]], at which point he drives Kerimov to the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|airport]] and tells him to flee Los Santos. Trevor drops Kerimov off at the airport, where he falls down a flight of stairs. Trevor drives off and the mission is completed.
   
==Gold Medal Completion==
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==Mission Objectives==
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*Go to the warehouse in [[Banning]]. - <small>(Michael or Trevor)</small>
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*Go to [[Rockford Hills]]. - <small>(Michael)</small>
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*Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - <small>(Trevor)</small>
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*Go to [[Chumash]]. - <small>(Michael)</small>
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*Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - <small>(Trevor)</small>
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*Locate the target. - <small>(Michael)</small>
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*Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - <small>(Trevor)</small>
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*Try to locate the target again. - <small>(Michael)</small>
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*Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - <small>(Trevor)</small>
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*Kill the target. - <small>(Michael)</small>
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*Take Mr.K. to the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|airport]]. - <small>(Trevor)</small>
   
Don't Stop Me Now - Complete without Mr. K's heart stopping<br />● Electrocutioner - Electrocute Mr. K<br />● The Tooth Hurts - Pull out Mr. K's tooth<br />● Wrenched - Hit Mr. K with the wrench<br />● It's Legal! - Waterboard Mr. K
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==Gold Medal Objectives==
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*Don't Stop Me Now - Complete without Kerimov's heart stopping.
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**Kerimov's heart rate will stop if it passes 200 BPM.
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**If replaying this mission, waterboarding Kerimov four times will grant the player this achievement relatively easily, as waterboarding deals the least damage.
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*Electrocutioner - Electrocute Kerimov.
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**Perform this third, keeping an eye on Kerimov's BPM.
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*The Tooth Hurts - Pull out Kerimov's tooth.
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**Perform this second.
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*Wrenched - Hit Kerimov with the wrench.
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**Perform this first.
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*It's Legal! - Waterboard Kerimov.
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**Performing this last (as it does the least damage) and in short bursts gives a better chance of Kerimov not passing out.
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==Aftermath==
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===Los Santos Shepherd Newspaper===
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"''A beach front house party turned into tragedy yesterday when an Azerbaijani-American was killed, in what appeared to be a professional job by a long range sniper. Police are baffled by the case not merely because they are baffled by most things, but also because no motive is apparent. The man, Tahir Javan, an Azerbaijani-American in his late 40s, moved to this country when he was 13 and grew rich in the green energy sector, and has subsequently donated large sums to education initiatives here and his former country. Who would offer a professional hit on him and why, or whether this was a professional hit or a psychotic rank gone dangerously wrong is still unclear. Tahir was a smoker, a bon vivant and a lover of life and all that was precious. "Why would anyone want to kill him? He didn't have any enemies, just friends and friends he hadn't made yet. We all loved him," said partygoer Rachel Withers, who described herself as "something big in greeting cards".''"
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===[[Bleeter]] Posts===
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*@chumash_kiki - "''Omg police everywhere! Guy got shot at a party next door. What does this mean for [[Chumash]] property prices???''"
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*@alderneyedwin23 - "''White supremacists carry out professional hit on Azerbaijani man in [[Chumash]]. At least that's what me and my roommate are telling everyone.''"
   
 
==Videos==
 
==Videos==
 
<gallery hideaddbutton="true">
 
<gallery hideaddbutton="true">
 
File:GTA 5 Walkthrough Part 25 By The Book|By The Book Walkthrough
 
File:GTA 5 Walkthrough Part 25 By The Book|By The Book Walkthrough
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File:GTA 5 - By the Book (FPS Walkthrough)|First Person Walkthrough
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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{{clr}}
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
justanaveragephotoname.jpg|The Torture
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justanaveragephotoname.jpg|The Torture.
2013-9-25 19-37-12.jpg|Ferdinand Karimov
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2013-9-25 19-37-12.jpg|Ferdinand Kerimov.
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torturechamber.png|The warehouse as seen from the minimap (Enhanced version).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Glitches==
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*Should the player re-play this mission and have Trevor wearing a full outfit with shoes, during the mission his pants will revert back to his default jeans, but he will have no feet.
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*Also, while replaying the mission, if the player kills Javan early, the game will rarely bug and Michael will stand still aiming, the player will not be able to switch to Trevor and no Mission Failed screen will appear. The only solution is to pause and load a previous game file.
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*After torturing Kerimov for the first time, the player switches to Michael drinking coffee with Dave. Sometimes, the player will be able to control Michael before the cutscene actually ends. If this happens, the cup of coffee Michael is holding will be stuck to his hand.
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== Soundtrack ==
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{{Main|By the Book/Soundtrack}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*This mission is said to be the one of the most controversial content in the whole franchise, and have received heavy critics from various media.
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*The name of this mission comes from a quote Trevor may use while he is waterboarding Kerimov: ''"Always go by the book, that's my motto."''
*The sub-achievement "Don't Stop Me Now" is a reference of a popular song by ''Queen'', which has the same title.
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*The gold medal objective "Don't Stop Me Now" is a reference to a popular song of the [[wp:Don't Stop Me Now|same name]] by [[wp:Queen (band)|Queen]].
*Shortly before entering the warehouse as Michael, Trevor can be seen crapping behind a dumpster, much to Michael's disgust.
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*If Trevor has tortured [[Ferdinand Kerimov|Kerimov]] to death and does not inject the adrenaline shot, a [[Cutscenes|cutscene]] triggers as [[Steve Haines|Steve]] gets angry with [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] for pushing Kerimov too far. Haines would also say ''"You're going down, punk. At the exact moment I get bored with you, your little racket... will end." ''This is foreshadowing that Haines [[Something Sensible|wants Trevor dead]]. The mission also fails.
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*This mission can be triggered by Michael or Trevor, and after receiving the phone call from Steve, the game will prompt a character switch which instantly starts the mission.
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**If switching from Michael to Trevor, the cutscene will show Trevor defecating behind a dumpster as Michael approaches him. The two briefly converse before entering the warehouse.
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**If switching from Trevor to Michael, the cutscene will show Michael having a cigarette as Trevor approaches, telling Michael that he should quit.
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*The gold medal objective for waterboarding Kerimov called "It's Legal!" is a reference to the [[wp:Central Intelligence Agency|CIA]] using waterboarding as a form of interrogation and infamously denying that it was torture.
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*If the player assassinates Javan without getting all the information from Kerimov (the description of Javan's height and weight is enough), the mission will pass and the torture session will be cut short. However, this does not change the outcome of Kerimov's condition as he will still walk with a limp and have altered speech even if neither the wrench or the pliers were used.
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*After the mission ends and the player switches to Michael,<span> he will usually be outside the FIB headquarters, saying goodbye to Dave.</span> There is also a possibility that he will still be driving Dave's Oracle, which can be saved in his garage and modified like any other car.
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*<span>In the Japanese version of the game, when Trevor tries to pick any of the torture tools, he ignores all of them.</span>
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Latest revision as of 06:59, July 28, 2015


"The media and the government would have us believe that torture is some necessary thing. We need it to get information, to assert ourselves. Did we get any information out of you? Exactly. Torture's for the torturer...or for the guy giving orders to the torturer. You torture for the good times - we should all admit that. It's useless as a means of getting information."
Trevor Philips

By the Book is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V, given by FIB agent Steve Haines to protagonists Michael De Santa and Trevor Philips.

Because of the nature of this mission, it has been heavily criticised by various media outlets, and is viewed as one of the most controversial missions in the series.

MissionEdit

Michael or Trevor (whoever is being played at the time) receives a phone call from Steve Haines telling them to go to a warehouse and meet the other protagonist (the mission automatically begins with the receipt of the phone call). There, they find Haines and Dave Norton along with Devin WestonFerdinand Kerimov is revealed once Weston exits. Haines wants Michael to assassinate Tahir Javan, an Azerbaijani man who Haines and Norton claim has ties to terrorism. Kerimov previously set up an audio-visual system for Javan and so is the FIB's sole source of information. Haines orders Michael to go with Norton to locate Javan, while Trevor and Haines remain in the warehouse with Kerimov.

Michael and Norton drive to their first location, a home in Los Santos, but this turns out to be a false lead. Haines then orders Trevor to torture Kerimov in order to discover Javan's whereabouts. There are four ways in which Trevor can torture Kerimov:

  • Waterboarding
  • Beating him with a wrench. Where Trevor hits depends on his position as he observes Mr. K. All three areas have the same effect and damage. Kerimov's left = knee. Middle = genitals/midsection. Right = arm.
  • Electrical shocks from a car battery
  • Extracting a tooth using pliers. First tooth changes speech. Unknown if more pulls either further deteriorate his speech or nothing at all.

(Kerimov can't be pushed too far. If this happens, he'll need an adrenaline shot, which requires injecting him with a syringe. Kerimov can die up to three times before Trevor runs out of adrenaline) The first round of torture reveals that Javan is actually at a beach house in Chumash. Michael and Norton drive to the home, but once there, they discover that a party is in full swing and that there are several men present who could possibly be Javan. At this point, Haines orders Trevor to engage in more torture. Through three additional rounds of torture, Kerimov reveals that Javan is:

  • A man of average height and weight (Able to kill Javan at this point to complete the mission early.)
  • Has a beard
  • Is a chain smoker and left handed

Through these clues, Michael is able to identify Javan and assassinate him.

Back at the warehouse, Haines tells Trevor that Kerimov is "expendable" and orders Trevor to kill Kerimov after Haines has left. Once Haines departs, Trevor instead decides to free Kerimov. He guides Kerimov from the warehouse and into his truck, at which point he drives Kerimov to the airport and tells him to flee Los Santos. Trevor drops Kerimov off at the airport, where he falls down a flight of stairs. Trevor drives off and the mission is completed.

Mission ObjectivesEdit

  • Go to the warehouse in Banning. - (Michael or Trevor)
  • Go to Rockford Hills. - (Michael)
  • Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - (Trevor)
  • Go to Chumash. - (Michael)
  • Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - (Trevor)
  • Locate the target. - (Michael)
  • Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - (Trevor)
  • Try to locate the target again. - (Michael)
  • Choose a tool to torture Mr.K. - (Trevor)
  • Kill the target. - (Michael)
  • Take Mr.K. to the airport. - (Trevor)

Gold Medal ObjectivesEdit

  • Don't Stop Me Now - Complete without Kerimov's heart stopping.
    • Kerimov's heart rate will stop if it passes 200 BPM.
    • If replaying this mission, waterboarding Kerimov four times will grant the player this achievement relatively easily, as waterboarding deals the least damage.
  • Electrocutioner - Electrocute Kerimov.
    • Perform this third, keeping an eye on Kerimov's BPM.
  • The Tooth Hurts - Pull out Kerimov's tooth.
    • Perform this second.
  • Wrenched - Hit Kerimov with the wrench.
    • Perform this first.
  • It's Legal! - Waterboard Kerimov.
    • Performing this last (as it does the least damage) and in short bursts gives a better chance of Kerimov not passing out.

AftermathEdit

Los Santos Shepherd NewspaperEdit

"A beach front house party turned into tragedy yesterday when an Azerbaijani-American was killed, in what appeared to be a professional job by a long range sniper. Police are baffled by the case not merely because they are baffled by most things, but also because no motive is apparent. The man, Tahir Javan, an Azerbaijani-American in his late 40s, moved to this country when he was 13 and grew rich in the green energy sector, and has subsequently donated large sums to education initiatives here and his former country. Who would offer a professional hit on him and why, or whether this was a professional hit or a psychotic rank gone dangerously wrong is still unclear. Tahir was a smoker, a bon vivant and a lover of life and all that was precious. "Why would anyone want to kill him? He didn't have any enemies, just friends and friends he hadn't made yet. We all loved him," said partygoer Rachel Withers, who described herself as "something big in greeting cards"."

Bleeter PostsEdit

  • @chumash_kiki - "Omg police everywhere! Guy got shot at a party next door. What does this mean for Chumash property prices???"
  • @alderneyedwin23 - "White supremacists carry out professional hit on Azerbaijani man in Chumash. At least that's what me and my roommate are telling everyone."

VideosEdit

GalleryEdit

GlitchesEdit

  • Should the player re-play this mission and have Trevor wearing a full outfit with shoes, during the mission his pants will revert back to his default jeans, but he will have no feet.
  • Also, while replaying the mission, if the player kills Javan early, the game will rarely bug and Michael will stand still aiming, the player will not be able to switch to Trevor and no Mission Failed screen will appear. The only solution is to pause and load a previous game file.
  • After torturing Kerimov for the first time, the player switches to Michael drinking coffee with Dave. Sometimes, the player will be able to control Michael before the cutscene actually ends. If this happens, the cup of coffee Michael is holding will be stuck to his hand.

Soundtrack Edit

TriviaEdit

  • The name of this mission comes from a quote Trevor may use while he is waterboarding Kerimov: "Always go by the book, that's my motto."
  • The gold medal objective "Don't Stop Me Now" is a reference to a popular song of the same name by Queen.
  • If Trevor has tortured Kerimov to death and does not inject the adrenaline shot, a cutscene triggers as Steve gets angry with Trevor for pushing Kerimov too far. Haines would also say "You're going down, punk. At the exact moment I get bored with you, your little racket... will end." This is foreshadowing that Haines wants Trevor dead. The mission also fails.
  • This mission can be triggered by Michael or Trevor, and after receiving the phone call from Steve, the game will prompt a character switch which instantly starts the mission.
    • If switching from Michael to Trevor, the cutscene will show Trevor defecating behind a dumpster as Michael approaches him. The two briefly converse before entering the warehouse.
    • If switching from Trevor to Michael, the cutscene will show Michael having a cigarette as Trevor approaches, telling Michael that he should quit.
  • The gold medal objective for waterboarding Kerimov called "It's Legal!" is a reference to the CIA using waterboarding as a form of interrogation and infamously denying that it was torture.
  • If the player assassinates Javan without getting all the information from Kerimov (the description of Javan's height and weight is enough), the mission will pass and the torture session will be cut short. However, this does not change the outcome of Kerimov's condition as he will still walk with a limp and have altered speech even if neither the wrench or the pliers were used.
  • After the mission ends and the player switches to Michael, he will usually be outside the FIB headquarters, saying goodbye to Dave. There is also a possibility that he will still be driving Dave's Oracle, which can be saved in his garage and modified like any other car.
  • In the Japanese version of the game, when Trevor tries to pick any of the torture tools, he ignores all of them.

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