Buddy "Aces" Israel is the illegitimate offspring of Primo Sparazza, who was an undercover fed who seemingly went rogue and was left for dead by the FBI, only to survive due to the mob who sheltered him. The so-called 'Swede' is no assassin but a heart surgeon specialist, sent to do a heart transplant on Primo... with Buddy being the unwilling donnor. Stanley Locke assures a stunned, confused and (naturally) annoyed Richard Messner, that despite the carnage and destruction of what has occured this day, a positive outcome shall occur. Distraught, miffed and still reeling over his partner's messy demise, Rich sneaks into the room housing both father and son, locks himself in and rips out (from their sockets) the plugs belonging to the life-support machines, which had kept both alive. He then slumps down in a chair, brooding as his superiors shatter the glasss to get at him.