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Martinez, Lino Salvadore

Appears in Salvation in Death; (c. May 2060)[1]

Personal InformationEdit

  • General Description: A good-looking guy, he had even features, a lot of dark hair with a few glints of silver running through it.[2]
  • DOB: 2026
  • Age: 34
  • Hair: Dark
  • Eyes: Dark
  • Height: 6 feet (182.88 cm)
  • Weight: 160 pounds (72.57 kg)
  • Address: Spanish Harlem, New York City, New York
  • Relationships: Teresa Franco (mother); Tony Franco (step-father); David Franco (step-brother)
  • Occupation: Criminal

DescriptionEdit

  • Tall and handsome with dark, sleepy eyes and long, thick lashes.[3]
  • On his left forearm, he had a tattoo removed and also had first-class reconstructive surgery on his face about six years ago (c. 2054).[4]
    • The tattoo was a black cross, with a heart at its intersection; the tattoo of the Soldados. The heart dripped with blood—three drops—from the tip of the knife stabbed through it and a black X was at the bottom of the cross.[5]

PersonalityEdit

  • Father López described Lino, in his persona of Miguel Flores, as compassionate, dedicated, and energetic; he enjoyed working with young people and was good at it.[6]
    • Outgoing, interested; he seemed to relate to the street kids.[7] He was a man of faith and humor; he enjoyed sports, he devoted time and energy to the youth center.[8]
  • According to Marc Tuluz, he was smart, interesting, and competitive; he and the kids related to each other.[9]
  • His mother said he was always bright and smart with electronics.[10]

HistoryEdit

  • He suffered a broken radius – left arm or right – sometime around puberty and showed some wear on his joints. He also had two old knife wounds, one that had been treated with Nu Skin, though the rib showed its own scar. The other wound was on his right upper pectoral.[11]
    • Teresa said he broke his arm when he was ten and has A-negative blood.[12]
    • The wound from the rib was no less than five, no more than ten years old. The second wound between ten and fifteen years ago.[13]
  • He and José Ortega grew up in the same area and went to the same school.[14]
  • He came to St. Cristóbal's more than five years ago.[15]
    • He requested assignment at that parish in November 2053;[16] as Lino Martinez, he dropped of the grid and disappeared around September of 2053.[17]
  • He married two of Hector Ortiz's great-grandchildren and officiated at the Requiem for Mrs. Ortiz about a year ago.[18] He also officiated at the wedding of Officer Ortiz's brother and gave time to the youth center.[19]

Family HistoryEdit

  • Both parents were on record but the whereabouts of his father was unknown—and unknown since Lino hit five years of age.[20]
  • His mother, Teresa, applied for, and received, professional mother status and payment after Lino was born. She worked for Hector Ortiz at Abuelo's.[21]
  • He left home at seventeen and never came back. Teresa hasn't seen Lino in almost seven years; the last time, he was in Nevada, before that, Mexico. Every few months or so, he sent money to Teresa. She said that he carried trouble with him, like his father (her first husband).[22]
    • Teresa identified him by the four freckles on his left side, high on his ribs.[23]

Criminal HistoryEdit

  • Hector Ortiz gave Lino a job when he was fifteen; Lino stole from him.[24]
  • He shoplifted, broke into places and cars; broke windows, tagged buildings, started fights. He went into detention but it made it worse.[25]
  • Detective Stuben caught him with a pocketful of Jazz when he was about ten but Stuben let him go because of Teresa.[26] He said Lino rose to the top of the Soldados by the time he was sixteen.[27]
  • Six years ago, October of 2053, Martinez, claimed to be Miguel Flores, reported his ID lost, and applied for a new one.[28]

Criminal ActivityEdit

  • In his role as priest, he enjoyed the secrets, the sins. Penny Soto said he used them for blackmail.[29]
  • Under his alias 'Ken Aldo', he reported his spouse, José Ortega, missing in September of 2053 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lino is "straight hetero, liked women" and was just running another con.[30]
    • Records showed they entered into marriage shortly before José's grandfather died.[31]
    • As Ken Aldo, his records state that he was born in Baja and spent his childhood in California and New Mexico.[32]
    • He stands to inherit upward of six hundred and eighty-five million—not including personal property, and the profits from the real property and businesses.[33]
  • Lino and Steve Chávez hooked up with Ortega and planned to skin him for some money. Chávez got him hooked on drugs again and Ortega OD'd; they took him to the desert and buried him.[34]

Homicide InformationEdit

  • Victims
    • Nick Soto
      • At the age of fifteen, he murdered Nick Soto with Penny Soto.[35] They cut her father to pieces and, since he was a known drug dealer, the police thought it was an illegals deal that went bad on him.[36]
      • Joe Inez said Penny and Lino bragged about it all the time.[37]
    • Ronni Edwards
      • Lino, Steve, and Penny arrived at the dance after the boomer exploded; they blamed it on the Skulls. Joe Inez overheard Penny and Lino talking about how they planted the bomb; he also heard Penny say that they should have used a bigger boomer.[38]
    • Quinto Turner
      • Lino and Penny planned and executed the bombing in which he was killed.[39]
    • Kobie Smith
      • Lino and Penny planned and executed the bombing in which he was killed.[40]
  • While posing as Miguel Flores and conducting the Requiem Mass for Hector Ortiz, he drank from the chalice during Communion and died.[41] The chalice contained, besides wine, potassium cyanide. Morris stated that it dissolves easily in liquid and the does was lethal; lethal enough, in fact, to have felled a rhino.[42]
  • After Father López left for morning Mass, Juanita Turner put the poison in the wine for Lino to drink.[43]

Interesting FactsEdit

  • While he respected Father López, he was friendlier and closer to Father Freeman as they had more in common.[44]
    • He and Freeman ran together in the mornings.[45]
      • They'd head east to First, then go north to East 122nd. Turn back west, to Third Avenue, south from there to finish the loop.[46]
  • He had a Knicks hooded sweat jacket; he also had schedules for the Yankees and the Knicks.[47]
  • In his appointment book, he wrote that he had First Holy Communion and Pre-Cana counseling.[48]
    • In his Bible, and from Hebrews, he underlined: "And thus, having had long patience, he got the promise." From Proverbs: "With me are riches and honor, enduring wealth and prosperity."[49]
    • He taped a medal on the back of a drawer in his room. It featured a woman wearing a robe with her hands folded, and standing on a pillow. A child held her up. On the back, it read, "Lino, May La Virgen de Guadalupe watch over you – Mama" (dated May 12, 2031).[50]
      • Teresa gave it to him when he was seven, for his First Holy Communion.[51]
  • In boxing, he always dropped his left but on the basketball court he was a genius. He coached the intramurals and the seniors[52] and enjoyed teaching the kids to value being part of a team.[53]
  • When he learned what happened to Barbara Solas, he and Marc went to see Tito Solas; he knocked Tito out and Marc had to restrain him. Marc said he was kind to the family afterward (he was gentle with women).[54]

YANNIEdit

  • Age
    • Eve says Lino would be 34 'now' (as of 2060) - he would have been born in 2026. Teresa Franco says she gave him the medal (dated May 12, 2031) when he was seven years old. In 2031, he would have been five, not seven.[55]
  • Left Arm/Right Arm
    • According to Morris, sometime around puberty he suffered a broken radius, left arm.[56] According to Teresa, he broke his arm when he was ten—his right arm.[57] (return to section)


References Edit

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  4. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 22, 52
  5. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 88-90
  6. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 7
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  9. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 84
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  12. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 237
  13. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 22
  14. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 293
  15. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 5
  16. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 50
  17. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 221
  18. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 5
  19. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 11
  20. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 183, 197, 198
  21. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 183
  22. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 203
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  24. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 203
  25. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 240, 241
  26. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 251
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  28. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 50, 51
  29. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 246
  30. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 292, 293
  31. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 292
  32. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 296
  33. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 311
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  35. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 241, 249, 272, 288
  36. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 249, 272, 288
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  39. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 321, 322, 348
  40. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 321, 322, 348
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  45. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), pp. 42, 67
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  49. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 16
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  52. Salvation in Death (ISBN 978-0-399-15522-2), p. 41
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