Old Ma and Old Liu were in the office, smoking one cigarette after another. It far exceeded the exhaust fan’s capability to refresh the air in the office.
Old Liu slammed the cigarette he smoked halfway into the ashtray full of cigarette butts, staring at Ma Houde, and said, “Did he really say that?
Ma Houde nodded and said, “His lips are sealed. He just said that he had a mission with him. At that time, he had no choice but to deal with the foreign old man in that situation.”
“Mission? He did it out of the situation.” Old Liu frowned, “Is the old foreign man a spy? What kind of mission does Wang Yuechuan have with him?”
“Will I come to you if I knew?” Ma Houde rolled his eyes. “I don’t think he is willing to disclose anything. His lips are sealed tightly. Moreover, he isn’t afraid either. I don’t know if he is on a special mission.”
“Wang Yuechuan is from the province. Although we don’t have the authority to interfere with him, he did murder in our territory.” Old Liu shook his head and suddenly asked, “Did he request anything? Like requesting to make a phone call.”
“Nope.” Ma Houde shook his head and said, “As soon as he walked out of the morgue, I immediately arrested him, searched everything on his body, and then locked him up.”
“What does he have?” Old Liu curiously asked, “Also, have we identified the old foreigner?”
“I found the old man’s identity certificate. I asked Lin Feng to check on it. There should be news soon.” Ma Houde said quickly, “As for him, I didn’t find any suspicious item. There’s just a wallet, key, cell phone, etc. There is also a weird book. Apart from these, there is only a pile of stones. Lin Feng said they are crystals.”
“A pile of crystals? Book? What book?”
“I don’t know. It should be a foreign language.” Officer Ma shrugged. With his academic qualifications, he could only recognize 26 English letters. Ma Houde suddenly said, “By the way, I also watched the video. This kid and the old foreign man were in the morgue as if they were messing up with something. They painted a pattern on the ground and sat for a long time… like a ritual.”
“Ritual?” Old Liu opened his mouth wide.
“Like a cult?”
“Is this old foreign man a terrorist?” Old Liu’s fingers trembled. It was natural to come into this deduction. Not long ago, probably before The Golden Week, there was a cruel case of serial homicides in the gymnasium. The murderer caught had escaped. It was labeled as a terrorist attack at that time. He didn’t know if these two incidents were related.
“I’m not sure. The information we have is too little. Old Liu, do you think you should call the person in the province to ask?” Ma Houde asked sternly.
Old Liu threw a troubled look at Ma Houde. He was about to retire from the frontline. He believed in the principle of inaction. He only intended to live his life safely, but he didn’t want to encounter any major events. But this matter had strayed his path.
“Okay, you should head out first. I’ll make a call, give a report, and reassess the situation.” Old Liu sighed. Knowing that with Ma Houde’s character, he knew he would be involved.
Unexpectedly, Ma Houde walked out of Old Liu’s office. Lin Feng hurried over and said in a panic, “Bad news, Officer Ma! Wang Yuechuan fled!”
“What!?” Ma Houde’s eyes widened, “Did you let him go?”
“Fuck! Officer Ma, you can’t wrong me like that!”
“Then, tell me, how did he escape from the detention center? I witnessed him detained with my own eyes!” Ma Houde was angered!
Lin Feng said resignedly, “I don’t know. The guard officer fainted outside the cell. I went to the monitoring room to investigate. Unfortunately, all the people inside also fainted, and the monitoring records were destroyed.”
“What about the recordings of the murder?” Ma Houde asked hurriedly.
“The surveillance recording during that period was also deleted.” Lin Feng was helpless with it. Seeing that Ma Houde was going to be mad, he quickly said, “But I have made a copy beforehand just in case.”
Ma Houde clutched his head hard, “He can’t do so much alone. Is there anyone else helping him? It shouldn’t be, didn’t he come here alone?”
While speaking, Ma Houde pushed open the door of Old Liu’s office with a gloomy expression. He saw Old Liu frowning and looking at him. Old Liu put the phone down and said, “The higher-ups wanted us to escort Wang Yuechuan over immediately. If he resists midway, we’re allowed to shoot him to death!”
“But he escaped!”
After a glance behind him, Wang Yuechuan immediately adjusted his walking posture, trying to keep himself as calm as possible. He got in a taxi calmly. After casually telling the driver a destination, he closed the door. He closed his eyes and leaned on the back seat, adjusting his breathing. He almost sprinted out of the police station at speed typical of a 100 meters sport.
No wonder Cao Yu could take things out from the evidence room calmly with no one realizing him even until he left. So, this is the mysterious magic power from “Book of the Dead.”
Wang Yuechuan’s breathing had gradually calmed down. Then, he began to think about everything that happened in the morgue. In fact, choosing to surrender was not the best way to get out of trouble.
The best solution was to use the magic power to hypnotize Ma Houde and others on the spot, destroy every piece of evidence, and even make Ma Houde temporarily forget what happened. It was possible at first.
But, he received a call at the time.
Wang Yuechuan didn’t know why the call was such a coincidence that it took place at that moment. Seeing the name displayed on the caller ID, Wang Yuechuan accepted the call.
“Chief, what’s the matter? I happen to be in trouble right now. Please make the long story short if you can.”
Wang Yuechuan knew in his heart that “Book of the Dead” would take a long time to explain, and it was not the best time to explain it.
“Trouble? What is the trouble? Do you need my support?”
“I can resolve it.” Wang Yuechuan quickly replied. At this time, he still planned to hypnotize the witnesses, leave, and head back to the provincial bureau to report the matter.
“That’s great.” The voice on the other end of the phone was a little lowered, “Wang Yuechuan, listen. After you resolve your current troubles, I want you to stop all your work immediately. I have one important mission for you.”
“What mission?” Wang Yuechuan frowned. What timing!
Wang Yuechan wasn’t troubled but puzzled. Only he and the person on the phone knew this phone ID. It was the only channel for the two to communicate secretly, and the voice was still familiar.
“Where are you now? Are you in the city where you were assigned last time?”
“I’m still here.”
“That’s fine. Go to this place as soon as possible. I need you to meet someone, and I will let this person wait for you for two days. What you have to do next is to cooperate unconditionally. The secret code is… “
Suddenly opening his eyes, Wang Yuechuan looked at the retreating scenery around him. Although there were many things he couldn’t figure out in his mind, he decided to go to the agreed place first and meet the person arranged for him.
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