Target: “The Salesman”
Briefing: "Good day, 47. Your target is Asrar Bakali, a Moroccan businessman who uses his vast web of connection and sharp business acumen to run a brutal racketeering around the country. Bakali specialises in protection racketeering, claiming that theft will no longer be a problem for all of those that work with him. Of course, most of them do not want such an obvious scam, but Bakali expects this, and makes sure the keepers get the message. Bakali employs a large force of thieves, thugs and troublemakers who he sends to disrupt and ruin the mark’s business, eventually forcing them to pay up or face a far worse experience.
Our client, the Moroccan government, has been chasing Bakali for far too long, and, with him being slippery enough to worm his way out of every situation they have caught him in, have finally given up and have turned to us to put and end to the callous brute before he can advance his organisation any more.
ICA sources indicate that he is currently in Marrakesh with the intent of securing a deal with General Reza Zaydan, a cutthroat military leader whose control of the markets will surely be a welcome aid to his proceedings, so time is of the essence, and we have noted a booking of a table at the local shisha cafe, but the purpose is unknown.
Good hunting, 47, I will leave you to prepare."
Original Route: Bakali will start by the snail stand, and will eat a bit, before making his way to the right street and discussing “business” with one of his “clients”, before making his way to the main door of the school and talking to one of the soldiers, who will inform him that Zaydan is not ready yet, and that he should come back later. He will then make his way down the side alley and standing in front of one of the flammable barrels outside the shoe shop, smoking a cigarette. He will then make his way into the market and talk to one of the vendors, standing under a specially-placed rickety carpet awning. Moving into the shisha cafe, he will walk around the fountain and repeat his route.
Route After Waiter Intervention: If 47 dresses as a waiter and approaches Bakali, he will tell him that his table is ready, and Bakali will make his way to the cafe. It turns out he is meeting one of his associates there. He will go to the table outside, have a sip from a water bottle, then move inside and sit at a table with the associate. They will get heated and the associate will throw his coffee over Bakali, causing him to go into the bathroom and was off in a sink with a precarious wire next to it.
Route After Officer Intervention: If 47 takes an officer’s outfit, he can talk to Bakali and tell him that Zaydan is ready to see him. He will make his way inside, having a general walk around the bottom floor, talking to guards, looking at computers and fiddling with some wiring before making his way up to Zaydan. After the meeting, Bakali will smoke a cigarette over the railing and he is available to push over.
Appearance: Bakali wears a large, circular hat, a business suit and a brown and yellow striped jacket, similar in design to the shopkeeper’s apparel.