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Niko, I think Roman has been kidnapped. I heard he owes some Russians money.
Mallorie Bardas, calling Niko Bellic.

Hostile Negotiation is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV, given to Niko Bellic by Roman's girlfriend Mallorie Bardas.

This mission is connected to the mission Roman's Holiday in The Lost and Damned, where it is revealed that Roman was kidnapped by Johnny Klebitz and Malc on the orders of Dimitri Rascalov.


Niko receives a phone call from Mallorie Bardas, who informs him that she thinks Roman has been kidnapped and is being held hostage at the Lompoc Avenue Warehouse in Industrial. Niko drives to the factory where Roman is being held.

Niko enters the factory and immediately takes cover behind a wall near the entrance. He fights his way through the factory, killing Dimitri's henchmen along the way, before finding Roman on the top floor. When he arrives, he finds Roman being held in a chokehold by his captor, who is holding a gun to Roman's head. Niko takes the kidnapper out.

Roman thanks Niko for saving him, and the latter follows the former to leave the warehouse. Niko drives Roman back to his apartment in South Bohan. When they arrive at the apartment, Roman admits the extent of his gambling addiction. Niko also explains that the duo need to leave Bohan as quickly as possible before Dimitri comes looking for them.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to the warehouse where Roman is being held.
  • Roman is on the top floor. Rescue him.
  • Use Free Aim to take out the kidnapper and free Roman
  • Follow Roman.
  • Take Roman back to the Bohan safehouse.


After the mission

  • Roman sends Niko a text message thanking Niko again for saving him, he also explains that "a biker kidnapped him".
  • Dimitri calls Niko saying that he is very disappointed that he did not find his body among the dead in the warehouse.
  • After a few in-game hours have passed, Roman calls Niko to inform him that he has made enough money to purchase a new penthouse in Middle Park East, Algonquin, which the player can now save their game at. Roman also explains that he has managed to purchase a new fleet of taxis for his Cab Service, replacing the old Esperantos with new Cavalcades.

Video Walkthrough


  • Roman's Kidnapper may wear various clothes in this mission.
  • If the player calls Dimitri after receiving the picture message of Roman held hostage, Niko will describe how he will cut Dimitri's face off and hang it on his wall to remind himself of what a "lying, cheating, treacherous scumbag" looks like, ending the call with "Goodbye, friend", referring to Dimitri's previous text messages always ending with "your friend, Dimitri."
  • Niko has unique lines related to Roman's kidnapping, which he shouts when navigating the building and when he is fighting the mobsters during this mission. These include "Take my cousin, will you!?", "I'm leaving here with Roman!", "No one fucks with my family" and "You will not harm my cousin".
  • If the player tries to land on the roof of the warehouse using a helicopter, two guards standing on the roof will shoot at the player with a Rocket Launcher.
  • If the player dies whilst leaving the warehouse with Roman, once Niko spawns back at the nearby hospital, his conversation with Roman will carry on as normal.
  • After Niko gets into the Bobcat outside the warehouse, the in-game Police Scanner can be heard saying there is gunfire at the warehouse and sirens can be heard in the distance, but the player will not receive a Wanted Level (as also happens in Deconstruction for Beginners).
  • The parked Bobcat cannot be destroyed until Roman enters it.
  • It is not possible to obtain a wanted level during the shootout. If the player evades it before cops arrive, then the cops will shoot the Russians. The Russians will then fight back and target the police. If the player fires again the lured cops usually won't be alarmed and the wanted level will not be restored (Confirmed on PC).
  • Despite Mallorie being the boss of the mission, if the first try of the mission was ended in a failure, when Niko got the text message, the retry text will be sent by Roman. It is probably a script glitch.
  • Mallorie mentions a location called Hunt Point in the call. It is unknown if this was the beta name of Chase Point during development, or a beta location cut from the final. It is more likely that it is Chase Point, as Chase Point is based on Hunts Point in the Bronx (upon which Bohan is based).
  • If the player fails the mission too many times, Niko will call Mallorie saying "he was too late" to which she will ask "too late for what?" and will start crying. This phone call can also trigger after the player has already restarted the mission.