4th of 6 guaranteed chapters of this week.
Chapter 53 Superior in stratagem
Wu Wenxiang naturally had a computer in his study room, Qin Lang inserted the USB drive in it and presented the evidence contained within it to Wu Wenxiang.
These evidence not only showed the proof of Pure Beauty Bay club’s illegal activities, but also made them a suspect in forcing young underage girls in selling their bodies. What was even more shocking was that there were nude photos of a lot of Xiayang city’s important authorities and businessmen, it was certain An Desheng had tasked people to shoot their photos and his purpose was to use those photos to threaten and control these people.
Wu Wenxiang carefully browsed the photos, but apparently there were no photos of himself, he was just about to browse again, when Qin Lang smiled from the side: “Mayor Wu, don’t worry, you are not in here. They don’t have your photos, but I have!”
As his thoughts were seen through, Wu Wenxiang could only give an awkward hollow laugh, “Are these evidence reliable? I didn’t think there would unexpectedly be so many scums among our civil service system!”
Wu Wenxiang said these using a tone of righteousness, he completely forgot that he himself was also a ‘scum’.
After a while, Wu Wenxiang also seemed to realize this, as he explained: “That day was my first time to Pure Beauty Bay, I was just transferred over to Xiayang city, and some people had invited me to drink over, I don’t know how but I couldn’t control myself and reached that place in a confused state. Now that I recall it, I really let down my political identity, and even more let down the organization’s and people’s trust in me! …….”
Qin Lang didn’t have time to listen to Wu Wenxiang’s ‘self-criticism’, so he interrupted his speech and pretended to ponder: “Yes, I also think this is strange. I have carefully checked it, and discovered Pure Beauty Bay club had been using all kinds of drugs to control the people they need. So when I carefully thought for a while, maybe you were also under the effect of their drugs which is why you couldn’t control yourself ——”
“Fuck, it definitely was that!”
Hit a snake and it crawls up the stick, when Wu Wenxiang heard Qin Lang, he immediately took advantage of the situation and angrily rebuked, “I, Wu Wenxiang can also be said to be an old party member, with my twenty years of cultivating political spirit, how could I so easily be corroded by such sugarcoated bullet! It definitely was because they secretly drugged me —— these scums really are unscrupulous!”
“Right.” Qin Lang agreed, but in his heart, he thought ‘Bullshit political spirit, I only gave you a way out of the embarrassment, who made me hope to use you to deal with An Desheng and others?’ Hence, Qin Lang continued on with this, “Mayor Wu, I have brought the evidence, so how do you intend to handle these people?”
“Little Qin, don’t get excited.” Wu Wenxiang said with a heavy voice, “Like you said, this thing is a ‘big gift, but at the same time it is also an ‘explosive package’, because this involves many authorities and businessmen of Xiayang city. If we wholly investigate into this, I am afraid it will bring a major upheaval and the consequences would be something that even I won’t be able to take responsibility for —— however, little Qin, tell me your intentions.”
Wu Wenxiang knew this evidence Qin Lang gave him was a double-edged blade; if it was used properly, it could indeed give him promotion and wealth, along with consolidating his position at Xiayang city, but if it was used badly, it could instead doom him eternally. Thus, Wu Wenxiang first wanted to clearly understand Qin Lang’s intention, he knew this kid didn’t give this ‘big gift’ to him out of pure kindness.
“Mayor Wu is a smart person, so I won’t talk in a roundabout way —— the person I want to handle is An Desheng. As for the bureaucrat scums who are in collusion with him, if they still can’t see the situation clearly and try to stop me, I want mayor Wu to punish them according to the law. As for others, you can deal with them as you like.”
After hearing Qin Lang’s words, Wu Wenxiang couldn’t help releasing a breathe of relief, he was worried Qin Lang wanted him to punish all these people; if it was like that, then it would implicate a lot of people and might very well touch upon some unwritten rules of bureaucracy, which would provoke a lot of senior level leaders and in the end, Wu Wenxiang also wouldn’t gain any benefits. After all, he was also not a completely honest and upright official.
“Little Qin, you have a profound way of looking at problems, so I am reassured.” Wu Wenxiang smiled, “Don’t worry, I guarantee I will handle it in a way which will satisfy all the sides. As for those degenerates, we will take fierce actions; as for those that have been controlled by drugs by An Desheng, we will put them through rehabilitation …….”
At this moment, Qin Lang’s phone rang.
This was an unfamiliar number.
Qin Lang pressed down the answer key and heard a voice from the other end of the phone: “Kid! Didn’t I say you aren’t qualified to negotiate with me! Now, bring all the evidence in your hand to the Clear Sky hill! Otherwise, I will kill your beautiful teacher!”
This was An Desheng’s phone, and Qin lang could hear Tao Ruoxiang’s voice in the background.
It was clear that Tao Ruoxiang had fallen into An Desheng’s hands!
Qin Lang clenched his fists, it seems he had still underestimated An Desheng’s methods.
But Tao Ruoxiang had clearly agreed to stay inside the school, how could she fall into An Desheng’s hands? In Qin Lang’s view, Tao Ruoxiang was a careful person and wasn’t likely to be captured easily.
Thinking of this, Qin Lang quickly phoned Zhao Kan and asked him about Tao Ruoxiang’s departure from the school.
Zhao Kan’s information channels were very wide, he quickly found out what Qin Lang wanted; during the afternoon school hours, a police had come to find Tao Ruoxiang and it seemed she recognized him, after which she left with him.
“Could it be Lu Jun!?”
Qin Lang could vaguely guess the course of the events, it seems Tao Ruoxiang still trusted the wrong guy.
“Little Qin, what happened?” Wu Wenxiang saw Qin Lang’s expression was not good, so he couldn’t help asking.
“Mayor Wu, please immediately inquire if there is going to be a significant police activity in the evening, I want to know all the details because the black sheeps have already made their moves and kidnapped my teacher!”
“What! How dare they!”
Wu Wenxiang coldly snorted, he knew Qin Lang was getting angry, if this kid was really angered and he sent that evidence to the provincial department, then who knows what kind of storm will be set off at Xiayang city. Even he, himself would be out of luck! Hence, Wu Wenxiang absolutely couldn’t allow anyone to make the situation out of control; he immediately called Xiayang city’s bureau of public security’s chief Zhao Zhiwei, and inquired about the police movements in the evening.
Just as expected, Wu Wenxiang learned from Zhao Zhiwei that there was a significant crackdown arranged by the southern sub-bureau of public security, and their target was Han San Qiang and his men. Additionally, a small team was organized to be sent to Clear Sky hill ‘to investigate into a case’.
“Zhao Zhiwei! Hurry and remove that Zhang Guanrong!” Wu Wenxiang was furious. Although he was not a person of the police department, he had accumulated a lot of experience in his many years of political struggles, and so he could immediately guess that there were some issues with the bureau chief of southern area’s sub-bureau of public security, Zhang Guanrong. This guy suddenly made such actions at this critical juncture, he was definitely An Desheng’s lackey. Moreover, Wu Wenxiang had also seen Zhang Guanrong’s picture before and this guy even had transactions with An Desheng.
Zhao Zhiwei could hear the bad mood from Wu Wenxiang’s tone, so he questioned closely: “Mayor Wu, why are you so angry?”
“Do it quickly!” Wu Wenxiang knew there was no time to delay, “You need to personally take charge of the situation, remove Zhang Guanrong and surround Pure Beauty Bay club! Don’t worry, I will take responsibility for it! Xiayang city is about to go through a great change!”
Zhao Zhiwei was frightened when heard Wu Wenxiang wanted to deal with the Pure Beauty Bay club, but when he heard Wu Wenxiang say that he would take the responsibility, he started to calm down. He knew Wu Wenxiang definitely had some guarantee since he gave the word, if there really was a ‘great change’ at Xiayang city, then he would also definitely get a share of the victory gains by following Wu Wenxiang.
Regarding Wu Wenxiang’s plans, Qin Lang wasn’t opposed to them, and merely said to Wu Wenxiang: “Mayor Wu, don’t let anyone go to the Clear Sky hill tonight!”
“Little Qin, are you going alone?” Wu Wenxiang was shocked, and he thought in his mind ‘is this kid mad? Does he not know there will be An Desheng’s people at the Clear Sky hill? Moreover, there will also be police department’s scums and they will have firearms on them!’
But at this moment, Qin Lang had already walked out of the study room.