Volume 10 – Chapter 36: Cause & Effect (Part 1)
After popping a lozenge into the mouth and treating the dry throat, Song Haoran chatted with his father Song Tianyou in an ordinary black car parked on the roadside.
He reported what happened in the theater before asking, “Speaking of which, how did you get the information about Roger’s hijacking of the theater this time?”
Although the intelligence arrived late and put the group in a passive state, it was better than nothing. At least Song Haoran could leave the concert hall early before the hijacking. Otherwise, their actions that night might not be safe.
“The bombs on Roger’s disposal came from the Pyro King.”
In the Iris base camp, Song Tianyou spoke in relief after hearing that Song Haoran was already safe. He drank some water before continuing, “Pyro King is curious about what Roger wants to do. After some follow-ups, he found out that their people had installed the bomb in the theater ahead of time. So maybe it was your luck. The Pyro King came to me during the day and asked me to help deliver a batch of goods to Malacca, and then we talked about his matter.”
“Is the Pyro King? It seems that Lady Luck is at my side.” Song Haoran nodded.
The Pyro King was a veteran arms dealer in this continent. ‘Iris’ had many subordinates and needed a lot of ammunition. The organization had maintained a long-term cooperative relationship with the Pyro King.
But soon, Song Haoran was stunned, “Wait a minute, father, then did Roger buy a lot of potent bombs?”
Song Tianyou said in bafflement, “The Pyro King’s goods have always been reliable. When he said the explosion is enough, it’s enough. There wouldn’t be any problem with it.”
“Hmm.” Song Haoran shook his head.
Since Roger possessed bombs of this caliber, why was the destruction not serious when he pressed the detonator in the theater?
Since the Pyro King’s men spied that Roger’s men had planted bombs in the theater, then the bombs in the theater should undoubtedly be the Pyro King’s goods.
But judging from the situation after the explosion…
The Pyro King probably won’t issue inferior goods that would ruin his reputation. There would at least be an inspection phrase before the explosives were delivered to Roger, right?
So, what’s wrong?
Song Haoran was puzzled, but Lluvia opened the car door from the outside and got in, “Military advisor, let’s start with our backup plan.”
“Let’s talk another time.” Song Haoran said quickly to the phone, then cut off the call with his father. He proceeded to start the engine and drove away.
At this time, in the trunk of this ordinary black car, a man was tied up and placed here. The man was even blindfolded with his mouth gagged. He was motionless, as if he was knocked out.
Obviously, this car was snatched for temporary use.
As for the so-called backup plan, it was naturally a supplementary plan after the original theater’s assassination failed. Because of the hijacking incident, the last person on the list was still up and alive.
Song Haoran slammed on the accelerator, looked at the car’s navigator, and pressed the button on the Bluetooth headphone in his ear, “O’Neill, the bank location by the third street. Wait for the target to come into sight in ten minutes. After that, I will create opportunities for you. You only have one shot. You must withdraw immediately no matter the results.”
Bucky struggled to cut off his handcuffs with the scissors he found from the prison escort vehicle’s toolbox. As for the captain, Cage, his heart was beating madly as he stepped on the accelerator. Several police cars were tailing behind the vehicle.
Bucky held the phone around his neck right now—the phone snatched from Captain Cage.
He snarled, “Mark! Why do you send someone to kill me? How did I offend you?”
Mark… That seems to be the warden’s name. Cage took a moment to look at Bucky. He knew he had no say in the conversation among the big shots. At the same time, he couldn’t help but regret it secretly.
What the hell am I doing? Why did I help Bucky? No matter how much money I get, I need to be alive to enjoy it.
“Mark! Talk to me! Don’t I pay you a salary every month? Do you think you enjoy those benefits for free? They are written in the account! So, you want to end it like this!” Bucky roared.
“Bucky, don’t be impulsive. Let me think about how to say it. By the way, where are you now?”
Bucky looked around. “On the way back to the prison.”
“What?” There seemed to be a shock coming over from the phone. After a moment of silence, the warden said hurriedly, “Bucky, don’t come back! I’ll tell you the truth. It’s the higher-ups who want you dead. I guess someone wants to take this opportunity to get rid of you. It’s not that I won’t help you, but that I can’t even protect myself!”
“So, I paid you to get shot into a hornet’s nest?” Bucky laughed furiously, “When you enjoy my wealth, you smile like a pig’s head. When someone wants to fuck with me, you didn’t bother trying anything?”
“Anyway… Just don’t come back!” Warden Mark panicked, “Someone is waiting for you here. You should go back to the city. I will give you a place. You can hide for a few days! I can only help you till this point!”
“Shit!” Bucky slammed the phone against the windshield in front of him. Driver Cage felt an ache in his heart.
My iPhone 7…
“Boss Bucky, what do we do now?” Captain Cage wanted to slam on the brakes. Shall we surrender?
Bucky picked up a knife from the toolbox and drove it on Captain Cage’s neck, “Get me back to the city. I’m going to find a place to hide and then contact my men. After I leave Rio safely, I will give you what you deserve!”
Seeing Cage’s uncertain gaze, Bucky snorted coldly, “How much money do I give out every month? Think with that stupid brain of yours! Those guys don’t do anything despite the payment. But, I can see your loyalty in this adversity. I will definitely repay you! So, just drive!”
Please take away the knife before you have the sentimental talk with me!
“Boss Bucky, are we going to hide in the place the warden said?” Cage asked quickly.
“Fuck? Are you stupid?” Bucky sneered, “Since Mark betrayed me, he naturally feels uneasy! I only go to that place when I hit my head.”
“Then, what shall we do now?”
Bucky suddenly narrowed his eyes and said, “Who do you have in your family?”
Drive Cage said nervously, “My wife and children aren’t here. I stay in the rural area alone. But, Boss Bucky, won’t they figure that out too? They will find someone to go to my house and wait for us, right?”
“That’s no other way.” Bucky sighed. “We can only go there.”