Reese and Finch's next number may be their most difficult to date if only because there is not on the surface any clear indication who he may be a target of or who he may be targeting, and because of the large number of non-connected people he encounters every day. He is Fermin Ordoñez, who defected to the United States from Cuba as a major league prospect, leaving behind a wife and child in Cuba in search for this better life for them all eventually. An injury ended his pro ball aspirations, and now he ekes out a living as a cabbie. He is trying to smuggle his family out of Cuba, but his contact is requesting more money than he has available. As Reese tails him, Carter learns that one of his recent fares is found dead, with the Secret Service involved. Through that murder, Reese discovers that the murder was because of something that was left in Fermin's cab that may be a breach of national security. Reese and Fermin have to find that now missing item as leverage to protect him ...
Did You Know?
The GPS locations in the logs for Fermin Ordoñez's cab are the centers of intersections at W 116th St. & Manhattan Ave., W 110th St. & Broadway, W 75th St. & Columbus Ave., and E 72nd St. & 3rd Ave., all of which are locations around Central Park. See more
Finch opens his briefcase to D3MON8 and shows him the contents, describing it as "100,000. Small bills. Double your asking price." It contains twenty packs, two packs deep, 12 of which are identifiably $10,000 packs of $100 bills. If all twenty are the same, that's $200,000, quadruple his asking price, and in the largest bills currently in circulation legally.
Not true. All bills printed by the government are legal tender except the $100,000 bill. So the $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 can be spent legally in circulation as if you were spending a $1 bill.
It would be stupid to though because those are worth many times face value but you could spend them. See more
I recognize their methods. Had a similar experience in Russia. It was a kill box. Didn't work out too well for them. Disabled the GPS. Can't risk them accessing it to track you down.
Who are you?
Just a guy who needed a ride.