Having just secured a deal that would make him rich, Birkun was delighted. He went into his apartment block and stepped into the lift, pressing the button for the top floor.
A few seconds later the lift arrived on Birkun's floor, but as the metal doors of the lift slid open there was someone waiting; a notorious hit man from a rival family.
Birkun yelled in terror and fell back into the lift, pressing the ground floor button in wild desperation.
As the lift began to descend, the hit man shot straight through the cable.
Birkun plummeted twenty stories, down to ground level, screaming as he fell...
In Memoriam: RIP: Birkun