Originally created by: Jim Walls
Published by: Sierra On-Line
Published between: 1987-1993
PQ I-III designed by: Jim Walls
PQ IV designed by: Daryl F. Gates
Police Quest II: The Vengeance
Can Sonny Bonds desire more out of life?
After his work on the Death Angel case, he was promoted to the Homicide Division of Lytton Police Department, he started courting his old friend, Mary Wilkans, who helped him sneaking into the secretive Hotel Delphoria, and his beloved city finally seems once again to bethe quiet, safe place it used to be.
No, Sonny Bonds can’t desire more out of his life, but he doesn’t know that very soon he’s about to lose everything. The Death Angel, even if secured in a distant jail, is scheming to ruin his idyll and soon his malevolent shadow will return to darken not only Lytton’s recently acquired peace but also Sonny’s very life. The Death Angel has a lasting, rancorous memory and he’s just waiting for the right moment to seek his vengeance upon those who betrayed, hunted and imprisoned him.
Bains’ chance occurs while he’s escorted back to Lytton for his trial: with the aid of a carefully hidden makeshift knife, Jessie Bains takes one of his guards as a hostage and breaks free from their surveillance, cleverly covering up his tracks with all the cunning of the beast he is.
With his loyal partner, Keith Robinson, Sonny is one of the first officers to arrive at the scene of the breakout, and is almost immediately called to a nearby park, alongside Lytton’s river, where Bains has been spotted. It’s only thanks to his caution and his vigilance that Sonny, combing through every ravine of the park, survives a shootout with Bains himself, hidden in the scrub. Taken by surprise, Sonny isn’t able to catch Bains, who manages to slip away once again from the hand of the law, but – during a thorough investigation of the park – Sonny finds evidences of the hostage’s probable death. It’s much to his sorrow that, diving in the river, Sonny finds that his suspicions are right; he discovers the jailer’s body on the river bottom, stabbed and then thrown into the water.
After a tense dinner with a concerned Marie, Sonny can’t do nothing more than go to bed, but the next morning more bad news await him: Woody Roberts, bartender at Hotel Delphoria and key witness in Bains’ trial, has been brutally murdered. Collecting evidence from the new murder scene, Sonny finds out a lead that connect Bains to a nearby motel: with the heavy support of the SWAT unit, Sonny and Keith burst into his room and, much to their astonishment, find proof of the Death Angel’s plan to take revenge on all the responsible for his imprisonment: Sonny, Marie, Woody and a man named Don Colby, an ex-drug dealer now under the witness protection program.
As soon as he can, Sonny runs to Marie’s house and finds clear signs of a struggle and of Bains’ next move: he’s kidnapped Marie and is holding her captive just to taunt Sonny, and now he is off to Steelton, where he plans to murder Mr. Colby. In a rush, Sonny and Keith drive to the airport and catch the first flight to Steelton.
On the flight, Sonny has another chance to prove his value, when a fanatic group of terrorists threaten to bomb the plane. It’s once again thanks to his nerves of steel that Sonny manages to subdue the terrorists without getting any of the passengers injured– will he be equally lucky in dealing with the ruthless Death Angel?
Arriving at Steelton, Sonny discovers that Colby has already been murdered and that the last call to his office traces back to Steelton’s public park. In a desperate race against time, Sonny hurries there and quickly realizes that the Death Angel has hidden in the sewer system, like the plague-ridden rat he really is. Unfortunately, the sewers are polluted with poisonous secretions and sulphuric miasma and they are shaped like a maze of tubes, with corridors, blind alleys and unstable matallic bridges. With the aid of a gas mask and his strong sense of direction, Sonny eventually finds Marie, tied up in a well-hidden maintenance room. He’s about to free her when footsteps behind his back send a shiver down his spine.
Quickly, Sonny hides behind a tangle of pipes and waits for Bains to make the first move. His gun ready, Sonny counts the seconds – and then everything happens so fast: Bains spots him and fires at him; the shot ricochets on the steel and Sonny can make a clear aim and shoots Jessie Bains in the chest, sending him lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
The Death Angel’s reign of terror is finally over!