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Pertti Järnefelt (also known as "The Bookkeeper") is the 22nd elusive target in the 2016 release HITMAN™. He appeared in the mission Freedom Fighters from March 17th to March 24th, 2017.

He also reappeared as a legacy target in HITMAN™ III on October 15th 2021 - October 25th 2021.


Background

Järnefelt is bookkeeper to the global underworld, an expert at managing finances and transferring money without drawing the attention of law enforcement. As such, he has become the premier facilitator for terrorists and criminal organizations alike.

The 90-year-old Finn is considered to be a criminal myth by law enforcement agencies the world over, which may be because he enjoys a measure of extra-legal protection. Given his meticulous attention to detail, this anonymity may also be due to his careful nature and the simple fact that he has never been caught with his hand in the proverbial cookie jar.


ICA files show him fleeing within hours or even minutes ahead of raids, a fact which lends credence to possible connections within global law enforcement. The target has lead an unassuming yet comfortable life managing the finances of kleptocracies, terrorists and tyrants for decades, at least since the late '60s. Files retrieved from Russia in the mid-'80s indicate that he may have been a part of the volunteer SS Wiking Brigade during the Second World War, but this link is inconclusive.
― Target Intel

Trivia

  • The client for this contract is called "Locksley", the same person who talked to Taheiji Koyama about the ICA, therefore making Koyama issue The Sarajevo Six contracts. Locksley is also the client for The Source.
  • At 90 years old, he is one of the oldest targets in the Hitman series.
  • If alerted, he will run to his car at the West Bridge to escape. If the vehicle is destroyed, he will find shelter in the house basement or the northeastern bedroom. Furthermore his route is halted causing him to remain at his last upcoming stationary location prior to the alert.
  • Järnefelt is accompanied by four Militia Elite bodyguards, one of whom is an enforcer for all disguises.
  • Subduing any of the Bookkeeper's bodyguards will trigger an immediate evacuation regardless if you were spotted or not.
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