Playing as Jack is similar to playing as Cole, with only two major differences: he doesn't have a partner and he does not get to change outfits (which means Jack does not have access to the extra protection, ammo, or strength provided by Cole's various outfits). As Jack, the player can continue to search for film reels, landmarks and other pickups, and has access to all of the hidden vehicle garages available to Cole. Additionally, the vehicle driven by Jack is unique; if you have found all of the other vehicles in the game, entering the car will award you the Auto Fanatic Achievement/Trophy.
Persons of Interest
- Elsa Lichtmann - Jazz singer, beneficiary of Lou Buchwalter's insurance policy.
- Lou Buchwalter - Deceased California Fire & Life policy holder.
- Deal with Female Client
- Visit Curtis Benson's Office
- Investigate Elysian Fields Site
- Investigate Accident Site
- Trace Address of Keystone Films
- Investigate Keystone Films
- Telephone Curtis Benson's Office
- Investigate Elysian Fields Site Two
- Get to Elsa's Apartment
California Fire and Life
At the beginning of this case, a cutscene shows Elsa Lichtmann walking into the office of Jack Kelso. They have a conversation about a $20,000 insurance settlement that has been offered to Elsa Lichtmann, which she is declining. She asks Jack to investigate possible insurance fraud. She claims that her friend Lou Buchwalter's death was a result of foul play. Jack gets the case file from his cabinet. You are now playing as Jack Kelso, and your first order of business is to examine the file for clues.
|Found by turning over the pink slip and reading the letter in the file.|
|Description||Investigation report for policy number 11901659, Louis Jan Buchwalter|
|Clues||Buchwalter case file|
|Locations||Elysian Fields site|
Close the file and you will begin questioning Elsa.
Interview Elsa Lichtmann
|Disputed Claim Payout||Doubt||Bad Cop|
|Connection to Buchwalter||Doubt||Bad Cop|
|Motive for Dispute||Truth||Good Cop|
After questioning Elsa, a cutscene will occur in which Jack obtains her phone number. Immediately afterwards, a secretary enters the office requesting that you follow her upstairs to see your boss, Curtis Benson. Before following her, sit back down at your desk and examine the slip of paper Elsa gave you for another clue.
|Found on Kelso's desk after Elsa leaves the room.|
|Description||Elsa Lichtmann: 6005 West Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, MI 221|
|Clues||Slip of paper|
Now, follow the secretary to Benson's office and another cutscene will play in which Benson advises Kelso to write off Elsa's suspicions and stop investigating her claim. Rebelliously, Kelso leaves to pay a visit to Elysian Fields.
Once you arrive at the subdivision office, walk into the construction trailer to the left and examine the desks to find three clues.
|Found on the corner of the desk immediately after entering the trailer.|
|Description||Delivery details for consignment of cement, sand and aggregate in ratio 1:4:8|
|Clues||Cement delivery receipt|
|Found on the desk in the corner of the trailer.|
|Description||City ordinance for demolition of building works at Buchwalter accident site|
|Found next to the demolition order.|
|Description||From Leland Monroe to site manager, reads: 'DELAYS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED'|
After leaving the trailer, the site foreman approaches Kelso and demands that he leave the property, prompting a fist-fight. The foreman will then give you the address of the house where Lou Buchwalter died, just a block away. Walk or drive to the site of the demolished house.
Go to the rear of the rubble and examine the wood marked by a red flag. Select the bottom piece of wood and place two broken pieces together to form the words "Keystone Films".
|Discovered by piecing together the broken wood slabs at the back of the house.|
|Description||Broken wood stamped 'Keystone Films', found at site of Buchwalter accident|
|Locations||Keystone Film Studios (?)|
Another cutscene will occur in which Kelso realizes that Elysian Fields bought used lumber from a film studio as construction material; lumber that is unsuitable for building. Then, the foreman whom you fought with will arrive and chase you through a large trench with a bulldozer. This can be a very frustrating chase, and if the bulldozer so much as touches Jack, the case ends in failure. Afterwards, use the nearest gamewell to ask the operator for the address of Keystone Film Studios.
Firstly, it is not necessary to kill the bulldozer driver. Simply aiming (which will automatically spin you around) and shooting at the bulldozer or driver will slow him down.
For players more skillful with the controls and gunplay; after you jump the first hurdle aim at the bulldozer to slow him down. Continue to run and aim your gun and shoot again when you hear the bulldozer speeding up. If you are very quick, you can kill the driver. Alternatively, a good tactic to use is one where you run to and climb up the third obstacle and aim at the middle of the bulldozer: Just before the bulldozer demolishes the platform the foreman's head will be visible and you can shoot him before he gets to you (stand on the end closest to the foreman and make sure you've already slowed down the bulldozer).
If the previous is too hard, go to the third obstacle again and do not climb it. Wait until the bulldozer is very close and, if timed right and without holding the run button, climb the obstacle. The bulldozer will go through you and destroy the obstacle; however, you will be alive and end up behind it with a clear shot of the foreman.
Keystone Film Studios
After you arrive at the studio and talk to the security guard there, jump the fence and go around the building on the right for two clues, then enter the building to the left of the entrance for two more.
|Found on top of the lumber pile around the building to your right.|
|Description||Building site lumber marker 'Inferior Quality, Not for Structural Use'|
|Clues||Inferior quality lumber|
|Found on top of the lumber pile across from the previous clue.|
|Description||Delivery details for consignment of lumber, supplier name not listed|
|Clues||Lumber delivery receipt|
|Found inside the Screening Room, on a desk to the right after entering.|
|Description||Empty film canister labeled 'Suburban Redevelopment Fund'|
|Discovered by opening the projector case, adjusting the dials, and flicking the switch.|
|Description||Film reel implicating Monroe, Benson, Fontaine and others in Suburban conspiracy|
|Objectives||Telephone Curtis Benson's Office|
In the Screening Room, located within the building to your left, examine the desk to the right of the projector in the center of the room to reveal the clue Film Canister. Now, examine the projector and adjust the knobs to play a movie and reveal a clue: Film.
Once all the clues have been located, go back to the security shack and use the telephone to call Curtis Benson. He demands that you meet with Elsa and tell her to accept the $20,000 payout. After you use the phone, a cutscene will play. This cutscene will show Jack talking to Elsa at the Blue Room Jazz Club, then Elsa talking to Cole Phelps.
Now you must drive to the second Elysian Fields construction site.
Elysian Fields Site Two
Once you arrive at the site, investigate the house with the flickering lights that is under construction. Once you go upstairs, a cutscene will start and you will be forced to fight three mobsters. You will ultimately lose and will be thrown into the trunk of their car. Another cutscene will follow where Jack manages to roll out of the trunk.
Take the car that stopped in the street and drive through back alleyways and side streets to evade the pursuers and get to Elsa's Apartment. If they are still following you, disable their cars to successfully escape them.
You can escape the mobsters easily by using the car you steal to run over the foe shooting at you from the alleyway. Take his gun and kill the remaining mobsters. You can also come to a stop in your car and wait for the enemies to pull over and get out to shoot at you. After they have opened fire just accelerate away from the gunfire. Another way to evade the enemies is to drive on the wrong side of the road and swerve lots so that the mobsters crash into oncoming traffic.
Once you arrive at Elsa's Apartment there will be a cutscene showing Jack pass out on the floor due to being beaten up by the mobsters.
"Some morning this turned out to be. Elsa Lichtmann: German exile; nightclub jazz singer, and a very rich lady if my company has anything to do with it. Her friend died in an accident and she collected the life insurance payout. The claims department never coughs up this kind of money without a fight, but she wants the truth more than she wants the twenty grand. You've got to admire that."
- "The truth is out on Elysian Fields, despite Leland Monroe's best efforts to bury it."