This page of the guide to Grand Theft Auto V has a walkthrough for mission 28 - By the Book. Our GTA 5 guide informs, for example, how to complete the torture sequence as Trevor as well as how to identify and kill the right target as Michael.
- Mission 28 - By the Book general information
- Mission 28 - By the Book full walkthrough
- Rewards and challenges in mission 28 - By the Book
Mission 28 - By the Book general information
Way to unlock: you need to complete Main Mission 27 (Three's Company). While playing as Trevor, wait for a phone call from outside of his contacts list, or while playing as Michael, wait for a phone call from Steve.
Playable characters: Trevor, Michael
Additional information: The main attraction of this mission is the possibility of subjecting Kerimov to all sorts of torture, aimed at procuring information. The character responsible for inflicting the tortures is Trevor, of course. Michael's task, on the other hand, will be to eliminate the person that has been singled out and, this part of the mission can be completed without any problems.
Mission 28 - By the Book full walkthrough
You can activate this mission while playing as Michael or Trevor (in the case of the latter, you will receive a phone call from an unknown caller). Listen to the conversation with Steve and set out towards the warehouse located Northwards of the port (if you are currently playing as Trevor, you can cut to Michael and speed up this process).
Wait until you regain control over Michael, get into Dave's car (Ubermacht Oracle) and drive towards the estate that Kerimov pointed you to, which is located in the Rockford Hills district, close to your character's villa. After you get there, it will, unfortunately, turn out that the interrogated character gave you the wrong address, as a result of which, This time as Trevor, you will start torturing the man.
During this mission, you will have to play four scenes of a (very brutal) interrogation and Trevor has, at his disposal, just as many torture tools available so, it would be good if you used each one of them exactly once. The items on the workbench are:
- Car battery - you can either threaten Kerimov, or shock him with electricity straight away but, do not get carried away and take regular breaks.
- Pliers - you can pull out one of Kerimov's teeth, and to do that, you need to perform circular motions with the right analog stick (clockwise)
- Wrench - you can break Kerimov's leg with a high-power hit
- Canister - you can torture Kerimov by putting a cloth over his head and pouring water onto him
The crucial dependency connected with the tortures is that you should be taking frequent looks at the heartbeat monitor and not exaggerate with the tortures. Otherwise you can bring about cardiac arrest. This does not end the mission, because you can apply an adrenaline shot in such a situation (the above screenshot). You should realize, however, that applying adrenaline will prevent you from completing the mission in 100%. That is why you should take frequent breaks and be careful, especially while electrocuting Kerimov.
After the first part of the torture scene ends, you will receive, from Kerimov, new whereabouts. Wait until you cut to Michael and go to the Humash district, located in the North-Western part of the city. After you arrive there, park at the highway and wait for Michael and Dave to take their positions across the road from the mission's target, on the hill.
After you cut back to Trevor in the torture chamber, you will have to play the second part of the interrogation. As a result, you will learn about the general features of the person that you are looking for. Wait until you cut back to Michael and use the scope. Unfortunately, there are many people in the building right now, so you will cut back to Trevor once again. In the aftermath of the third part of the interrogation, you will learn that your target is wearing a beard.
While playing as Michael once again, use the scope. However, this time, the attempt to recognize the target will be failed again. Again as Trevor play through the last one, fourth, part of the interrogation, and you will learn that he is left-handed and is a smoker. Wait until you cut back to Michael, target the person that you can see in the screenshot and take your shot (it is best to aim at the head).
Watch the cutscene and, as Trevor, start the final part of this mission, which assumes that you take the severely wounded Kerimov to the airport, to ensure him with the possibility to leave Los Santos safely. Soon, this mission will conclude.
Rewards and challenges in mission 28 - By the Book
Rewards for completing the mission: none
Requirements for the completion of the mission in 100%:
- Don't Stop Me Now - You cannot induce cardiac arrest to Kerimov therefore, you need to torture him with moderation
- Electrocutioner - you need to use the car battery during the tortures.
- The Tooth Hurts - you need to use pliers during the tortures.
- Wrenched - you need to use the wrench during the tortures.
- It's Legal! - you need to use the can during the tortures.