This was a surprisingly cold, articulate letter which shook Tony to his bones. Paolo was there when it arrived. Tony’s every instinct should have told him that in kidnap cases it's rare that the victims survive long term, or even still be alive during the negotiation phase.
Tony asked Paolo why he thought they hadn’t just sent the ring first as proof they had Terry.
Paolo replied simply “Well what would you have done then?”
“Nothing, it might be a bluff!” Tony had answered his own question.
“Well they saved some time, and kidnappings are usually time-critical.” Paolo added.