ICA files indicate John Stubbs is a former member of the CICADA Sigma unit. His last knownoperation was in Eastern Europe on the Russian border. Following this, he left the unit and hasbeen living in semi-retirement while traveling the world together with his wife.Financial analysis indicates that the target has been drawing on extensive offshore accounts tofinance his travels, and this has provided the ICA with the information needed to locate him.
John Stubbs "The Veteran" had a wife named Carloline.
John Stubbs also had a man named "Will" writing a book about him and his teams secrets, involving all their war crimes. John also insisted that will finishes the book.... 'no matter what.'
J: Hi Will. Thanks for flying out to meet me. How is the book going?
W: -Thank you for flying me out in such style, Mr. Stubbs. And yes. The book is going well. I'm having some challenges with the section about Riga, though. I'd like to discuss it with you.
J: Riga. Right. What is the problem?
W: -I've been researching the background for the operation. As we discussed, the team will go in to extract the journalist, and then move her across the border. I'm struggling a little with the narrative for that. Why would she be targeted?
J: -An extract-op. Pull her out, fly her across the border and hand her over.
W: - Ah... in the story, the team picked her up and took her across the border to Russia, and then?
J: -Handed her over to the FSB. She turned up dead in a car crash two months later.
W: -I understand. As to... motivation for the team and their members?
J: -Money, of course.
W: -Why would the FSB use a team like that instead of doing it themselves?
J: -Deniability. That way if it goes wrong they aren't involved in an international incident. It happens all along that boarder.
W: -No political motivation, no ideology on the... team's behalf? Just money?
J: -Yeah. A fortune. Like the other ops in the book we discussed. All the way back. It's just the money.
W: -Ah... I think I have what I need for now. I'll get to work and get another draft to you as soon as I can. Will that be acceptable?
J: -Absolutely, Will. Thank you. Uh... one other thing, though, uh. Finish the book. No matter what, okay?
W: -Of course, Mr. Stubbs. Of course.
J: -Thank you. I'll leave you to it, then.
C: -It's a nice place, John. And I'm really happy we could come here together. I think it will be really good. You know, for us?
-So, I was thinking, let's hire a boat and take a tour along the river. I'd love to explore the temples over there.
J: -Sure. Whatever you want, Caroline.
C: -It's a lovely city and this hotel is just perfect. I mean, when the music isn't all that loud. I don't mean I don't like it, though. I think it's exotic! I mean sharing a hotel with a pop star!
J: -Let me just... ...I'm... I'm sorry. I'll be right back, ok? Why don't you check the times for that boat ride, ok?
C: -All right, John! I'll wait for you here!
"Hi, Patrick! Shit, man. Where you been hiding? Yeah, I get it. Look. I gotta tell you something. I gotta warn you. It's the other three. Gary, Scott and Walt. It's not an accident! I don't care what they say. We're being targeted. And it's in order. By rank. It's me, then you next. Taheji? Shit, that's right. He outranked me. I don't know. That's fucking weird. Why is Taheji still alive? No. There's something else. I'm not panicking man. Remember that thing we always talked about? If the war went loud? Shit, I... shit, I think it's happening, man. Maybe. Maybe, man. Where are you? Colorado? What? Sean fucking Rose? Shit, man! Are you nuts? Take... take care man. Maybe this is the last time we're gonna talk... Aw shit... Thanks, I guess, is all. Thanks, man. For fucking everything."
C: Hey, John. There you are. What's... what's up?
J: -It's nothing, Carrie. I swear.
C: -I know you, John. What is it? I'm here, you can talk to me. No matter what. ...Hash Team Stubbs.
J: -I can't get in touch with Scott or the others.
C: -Scott? You mean Scott Sarno? And... what others?
J: -The ones we spent Christmas with, yeah. Up in the Hamptons.
C: -Oh? What's wrong with them?
C: Hey, John. What's happened?
J: -it's... just a feeling. There's something off about it. Three sudden accidents. They were all professionals! No way they all just had accidents like that!
C: -And you think... you're... next? John, if you think something's going to happen...
J: -No! I got out. Like we agreed. I put it all behind me after Riga.
C: -We'll be ok, right? ...I never asked what you did to get all this money, John. But, I... I mean, I think I know...
J: -No, Caroline. It's behind us. All of it. Why don't you book that river trip for tomorrow, hmm? It'll be fun.
C: -Yeah, sure. We'll do that. It'll be fun.
"Err, yeah, I'm calling regarding account number 5397215BRAVO. The verification is Dropkick.
...Good. Yes. Please confirm that the contingency access to the account has been set up as we agreed? To be couriered to the address provided if I do not contact you again at the agreed time. Thank you. Good. Thank you.... -Ok. She'll be ok."