Probably the greatest mystery of the World of Assassination trilogy; what is on that USB drive that Ljudmila Vetrova wants from Tyson Williams?
While it drives (pun not intended) most of the conflict for the mission, we never actually get to upload it and see what is actually in it. Our only source of information is Ljudmila, who is in my opinion the trilogy’s most underrated target. She’s so devilishly manipulative yet somehow lovable.
Ljudmila actually gives two conflicting answers: that it’s Tyson’s personal data to Steven and that it’s her own information to 47. She is lying to one or maybe both of them.
Seeing that Ljudmila is also manipulating Steven and plans to abandon him, and also that if the USB drive did contain incriminating information about him, Tyson would probably have destroyed it, her story to 47 somehow sounds more sensible. Then again, why would she tell the truth to 47?
It can be assumed that the drive contains something incriminating on either Ljudmila or Tyson. In the former case, she wants it back so that Tyson couldn’t use it to expose her. In the latter case, she wants it to ruin or blackmail him.
What exactly it. It could be a detailed file on the Ljudmila/Tyson that could be handed over to authorities. It could be evidence linking them to a murder or a major political scandal.
Or it could be something else entirely. Maybe it’s intel on a specific client, maybe even the Partners and their new identities. Maybe it’s blackmail material on Steven himself, in case he gets cold feet. Maybe one of Ljudmila’s old con artist buddies, like Pietro, asked her to get it for them.
What do you guys think? Sky’s the limit.