The Grip of the Black Hand is the seventh mission in Renegade. Nick Parker has to infiltrate a chateau controlled by the Black Hand, and rescue the scientists held there.
Parker inflitrated the chateau relatively unnoticed. Ceiling cameras and elite soldiers quickly located him, but were unable to take him down. After gaining access to the mainframe, as well as freeing civilians along the way, he gained access to the chateau's lower levels and freed Sydney Mobius and another GDI prisoner. Sydney accidentally caused the building to become structurally unstable and start collapsing. As they were escaping, Carlos Mendoza challenged Parker, who ultimately killed him, ending their private feud. Parker and Sydney managed to escape, but while bickering over Parker's failure to protect her father, Ignatio Mobius, they almost hit a cow in their escape vehicle.