In fact, the Illusive Man, head of Cerberus, has decided that Saracino is the man he wants to head Terra Firma. Pel and Paul Grayson are actually Cerberus operatives planted to shadow Menneau and watch for an opportunity to take him out. While Menneau is en route to Shanxi, asleep in his cabin, Pel puts his plan into action: while Grayson takes care of Keo, Pel sneaks into Menneau's cabin and kills him. The ship, along with bodies of Keo and Menneau, are disposed of and Menneau's body is presumably never found, though theories and rumours about his disappearance run riot for a number of years. In the meantime, Charles Saracino ascends to the party leadership unopposed.