|Not to be confused with Flatliner, a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.|
- "I raised that kid like he was my own. I beat him like he was my own son! When my son killed himself, Anthony became my son. Now this? The world is a cunt!"
- ― Jimmy Pegorino
In order to complete the mission, the player must:
- Go to the hospital.
- Enter unarmed.
- Figure out a way to get access to Anthony and silence him.
- Get out quickly and discreetly.
- Lose your wanted level.
Niko meets Jimmy Pegorino at his mansion in Westdyke, Alderney. Pegorino explains that Anthony Corrado, one of Pegorino's guards, is actually an undercover agent working with the LCPD and FIB. Pegorino continues that Corrado is now in hospital after suffering a heart attack due to Pegorino threatening him during a phone call. Pegorino wants Niko to kill Corrado, but warns him that Corrado's ward is under heavy police protection.
Niko heads to the Westdyke Memorial Hospital in Alderney. Niko walks through the reception and spots an unused set of hospital scrubs in a locker room. He changes into them and heads towards Corrado's ward.
Niko arrives at the ward to find a police officer standing outside Corrado's room and another man at his bedside. Niko persuades both of them to leave, before discretely disconnecting Corrado's life-support machine and leaving the ward. A short time later, a police officer returns to Corrado's room and discovers him dead. Niko is suspected, and soon finds himself surrounded by police officers when he reaches the reception. Niko fights his way out and flees the hospital. After losing his two-star wanted level, Niko phones Pegorino and informs him of Corrado's death.
Liberty Tree Newspaper
"A state's witness under heavy guard by both the LCPD and the FIB has been killed in the Westdyke Memorial Hospital. The witness Anthony Corrado had been expected to testify against suspected Alderney mob boss Jimmy Pegorino."
"A source close to the mob tells us that the witness's death is a big blow to the state's case against Pegorino, "Anthony was Jimmy P's personal bodyguard. If he took to the stand there wasn't no chance of Jimmy seeing daylight ever again. Now, they're screwed." The District Attorney, however, has other ideas, "We're working hard to put a case together against these lowlifes. Mr. Corrado was just one piece of the puzzle, albeit an important one." Corrado had been in the custody of the state for over a week. It is thought that the stress of betraying Pegorino and his cohorts was too much for him as he suffered a heart attack soon after agreeing to testify. Police are searching for the hitman and any possible links between the murder of their witness and Jimmy Pegorino."
The reward for completing this mission is $13,000 and the mission Pest Control is unlocked.
- It is possible to interact with the front desk nurse before heading to the ER area.
- If the player chooses to wear the doctor's outfit, it will be added to their wardrobe.
- If Niko tries to go to Corrado's room in civilian clothing, a police officer will aim his gun at Niko and tell him that the room is off limits. However, if Niko returns wearing the hospital scrubs, one of the officers will say something like "I just saw you a second ago. If you're a doctor, I'm the Pope." and Niko will receive the two-star wanted level.
- If Niko causes a disturbance in the hospital, such as provoking an NPC to attack him, he will still receive a two-star wanted level.
- The manner in which Niko kills Corrado is reminiscent to the movie The Godfather, where the drug baron Virgil Sollozzo sends hitmen to assassinate an injured Vito Corleone whilst he is being treated in the hospital.