Mikhail turns out to be a mid-level information broker, and needs more to go than John and Kyle can provide: a thug named Dmitri who moved uptown is not enough, or so he says.
Kyle and John get possession of Libby and Eric’s apartment and funeral arrangements begin.
After searching the place and realizing the police department did a thorough job of removing evidence during their investigation, Kyle gets a call from Alexi. He’s got a situation they can help with, which will get them in solid with him.
John and Kyle meet Alexi at the docks, where he shows them a broken crate. One of his customer (Topps) is using Alexi’s smuggling routes to bring in some seriously nasty stuff: Rasputin-26, a nerve agent used by the Soviets in Afghanistan and the Russians in Chechnya. Topps has used Alexi to bring it in, but only as a broker. Alexi can’t do anything about it without pissing off Topps, but doesn’t want to be responsible for innocent lives. And he doesn’t want it coming back on him.
He hires John and Kyle to make sure the product doesn’t arrive at its final destination.
They case the docks and follow the buyers when they show up the next night. The buyers drive out into the rural areas of New York state. When they turn down a side road, John and Kyle run them off the road and gun them down. The nerve agent canisters are recovered. They recognize one of the buyers: Frank Spears, a leader in the Unionists – an ultra-right wing nationalist organization.