Chapter 103: I’m Convinced (Part two)
The HQ director awkwardly coughed. Although he really wanted to say that Xu Cheng’s action report was just stupid beyond belief, he was the one that recruited him, so he still needed to say a few words since Xu Cheng was technically his guy now.
“From the North Gate case, I can see that Xu Cheng definitely has a lot of tricks up his sleeves. From how he was able to acquire and utilize solid evidence to detain those arrogant young heirs to how he brutally beat up the members of West Gate and North Gate, it’s enough to prove Xu Cheng’s intelligence and his style of doing things. I don’t think this report is as simple as it looks.”
Of course, the director had no choice but to try to say good things for Xu Cheng. Since he got to bath in glory in front of the city officials after the police successfully uprooted North Gate from the city, he was boasting about how capable this Xu Cheng guy was to every person he came across. So now, no matter how stupid this action plan was, he could only try to put a shroud over it and say that it was not simple.
The HQ director then sank for awhile. Finally, he narrowed his eyes and said, “Sign it. It’s passed. I think Xu Cheng’s a guy with a good plan, let’s just wait and see.”
The department director nodded, and then, feeling the immense shame in his heart, he signed the report and stamped it.
And then, the action plan got passed, and the two directors became the “pig brains” in Ran Jing’s mouth.
Back in Team 2’s small office, Xu Cheng began talking about his plan, “Starting from tomorrow, we will officially be working on this case. You guys have to be fully committed to working together with me, and in the process, I don’t want anyone questioning my choices. Especially Wu Gang, your team, I want you guys to be able to report the status of your targets to me at all times. During the process, I will be using our internal Bluetooth communication devices to give orders. Li Chao, in two days, I need your team to sort out all of the accounting reports of the five casinos operating under West Gate that they submitted to the tax bureau, including the asset and cash flow reports. I need everything. Don’t give me estimates.”
Then, Xu Cheng looked at Wu Gang and then at Li Chao. “Questions? If you have one, then speak up now.”
Wu Gang raised his hand. “Boss, I still want to ask…”
Before he could finish, Xu Cheng interrupted him, “Didn’t you hear what I said in the beginning? I don’t want anyone questioning my choices. Go do 50 pushups and come back.”
Wu Gang took a deep breath, nodded, and went out.
Li Chao said, “I have no questions. I will hand over everything in 2 days.”
Xu Cheng: “Very well, then we will start our operation tomorrow and officially start on the case.”
Li Chao nodded. “Then I will go to the tax bureau first to give them a heads up, or it might get a bit hectic tomorrow.”
Xu Cheng nodded.
Li Chao led his group of five and left. Wu Gang finished his 50 pushups and came in, and Xu Cheng looked at him and said, “Remember to not act recklessly when tracking your guy. If you receive a warning from them, then immediately stop and swap targets with someone else.”
Wu Gang nodded.
Xu Cheng looked at him, smiled, and asked, “You know why I picked you to track them rather than Li Chao?”
Wu Gang was indeed curious. “Why?”
Xu Cheng laughed and replied, “Because you are always curious about everything, just like how you wanted to ask question right after I gave out my orders. People like you are very suited for carrying out these tracking missions, because your personality will drive you to get to the bottom of whatever’s happening with the guy you are following.”
Wu Gang’s eyes suddenly narrowed, and after looking at Xu Cheng for awhile, he finally said, “Boss, I’m convinced now!”
But very soon, he laughed and asked, “But since you know how strong my curiosity is, can you tell me what you are really planning? You are killing me, man.”
Xu Cheng laughed and looked at everyone else that was still in the room. “You guys want to know?”
The five others at the scene all nodded right away.
Xu Cheng smiled, “I already told Li Chao and the others that are eavesdropping outside. You guys can go ask them.”
Outside the door, Li Chao and the others’ eyes all opened up wide. How the fack did you know we were eavesdropping?
Wu Gang pulled the door open, and Li Chao and his team all fell into the room. It turned out they were stacked on top of each other outside the door trying to listen in.