Commissioner Valentino left his job and Lucy blames the latest article by Pola Chapelle. I need to intervene."
Detective: What's the matter, honey? Not enough sugar in your lemonade? Maybe I can do something to sweeten your day?
Lucy Gordon: I don't think you can help with this. Commissioner Valentino announced out of the blue, that he's retiring. It was a shock to everyone at the station.
Detective: What? Why?
Lucy Gordon: If I had to guess, I'd say: Chapelle. She wrote that slanderous article about police inaction. I bet that was the last straw that broke Valentino's back.
Detective: Maybe I can do something after all. Just wait and see.
Detective: There's a lot of gossip about Valentino's retirement, but I need hard facts.
Photographer: 7 questions
Policeman: 10 donuts
Detective: So the retirement wasn't Valentino's own idea. Someone pushed him to make the decision, and that was right after Pola's article...
Pola Chapelle: What?! You don't think I used my connections to make Valentino resign?! I just wrote the article! I never thought...
Detective: Yeah, I figured. You never thought about the consequences. And now you ruined the reputation of this city's finest cop.
Pola Chapelle: I can fix this, I promise! I'll write a correction!
Detective: The damage has been done. Valentino was forced to resign. But not all is lost. Come on, you're going with me.
Suspect identification: Friends in High Places Edit Detective: We need to find someone with enough political influence to reinstate Valentino. With their help and your cooperation, it might actually work.
Pola Chapelle: Right. Someone who knows Valentino personally, and might be interested in his return...
Detective: Judge Harshfield. Maybe we never exactly saw eye to eye, but I'll bet you want Valentino's reinstatement as much as I.
Joss Harshfield: Reinstate Valentino? And how am I supposed to do that?
Detective: I've got Chapelle's support. She promised to write a correction.
Joss Harshfield: You really think it's just about that article? Nah. The police files from the original Bravucci investigation went missing. They'd never surface if not for the prison break.
Detective: So Valentino was forced to retire because one of his police officers lost Bravucci's file? Wow, that's bigger than I thought, and it's not exactly Pola's fault, either.
Crime scene search: Forensic Fortress Edit Detective: Bravucci's files were probably kept here, in the forensic science division. luckily I know the layout...
Detective: Hmmm, the security looks tighter than it was before. I think they might have changed some things after my last visit.
Detective: The file wasn't lost! Someone destroyed it on purpose. And it wasn't even long ago. I bet it happened after Bravucci escaped from prison!
Detective: I need to find Valentino and tell him about this.
City search: Sleeping with the Fishes Edit
Lucy Gordon: Honey, you don't have much time! Valentino just called. He told me it was a honor to work with me, and that we'll never see each other again.
Lucy Gordon: You don't have much time, girl! Valentino just called. He told me it was a honor to work with me, and that we'll never see each other again.
Detective: He once said that the job was the only thing that kept him alive. Do you think he...?
Lucy Gordon: I don't know. I hope not. You must find him. He made the call somewhere from the Twin Lakes area.
Valentino has been seen:
more than 3 from farms
not more than 3 from a campsite
more than 3 from hospitals
more than 2 from pubs
more than 3 from shops
more than 2 from churches
not more than 8 from a train station
not 5 from factories
On the map there are 2 farms
On the map there are 4 campsites
On the map there are 3 shops
On the map there are 2 train stations
On the map there are 2 factories
Detective: Commissioner... Errr, Mr. Valentino!
James Valentino: Not so loud, kid. You're scaring away the fish!
Detective: Oh, yeah. Right. Sooo... how are you, Mr. Valentino?
James Valentino: Never better! At first I was distraught, but now I think it was for the best. I can finally relax and put all that dirt behind me.
Detective: But there was no fault on your side! Bravucci's file was destroyed on purpose!
James Valentino: Yeah. I suspected as much. Listen, kid. Tell that Chapelle gal that I really wanted to catch Bravucci and get to the truth. And that was a mistake. Someone more powerful than me decided I was going too far.
James Valentino: I'll give you a choice. My notes are in my P.O. box in the Lincoln Building. You can check out what I managed to find.
Lucy Gordon: So he's genuinely happy with his retirement?
Detective: Yeah. Valentino is OK. But someone really wanted to dissuade him from solving the Bravucci case. And that bugs me a lot.
Lucy Gordon: I know. And it all leads to a disturbing conclusion: someone important is behind this. Someone who had the power to bring down the commissioner.
Detective: Luckily for me, I'm a bigger candy than they can chew. There's a neat café at the Lincoln Building. Let's make the best of it and get a nice Arabica before investigating Valentino's notes.
Detective: Luckily for me, I'm a bigger candy than they can chew. When Leo asks me for another date, maybe I should suggest grabbing a coffee at the Lincoln Building...