Torque is with his mother Ma Gasket and his brother Sump in Detroit, when Jason Grace, Piper McLean, and Leo Valdez crash Festus. Torque helps his mother catch the group of demigods. Piper tries using charmspeak on Torque and Sump, but Ma Gasket fights it off. Sump is later killed by a three-ton yellow claw, thanks to Leo.
Torque is sent to get the "salsa for dinner". When he gets back he is killed by Leo and is unable to finish his final sentence: "Ma, I got the extra-spicy-"