Alex was still on the way when he received a call from Cynthia. When he learned that Cynthia and Xena had been taken away, and that Isla had been rescued but had been injured, his heart was immediately filled with anxiety. Fear, worry, and other emotions intertwined together, causing his mind to be muddled and buzzing.
When the mobile phone was turned on, Big Ken also heard the report from Alex. He was as worried as Alex, but he still kept his mind clear. After inquiring about the details from Big Ken, he immediately reported the new destination to Ma Zhiyuan and the other helpers on the phone. Then he came to the intersection of the car where Cynthia and Xena took.
Ma Zhiyuan, Xie Laosi, and Xiong Da and Xiong Er brothers also rushed here. The three groups of people would meet.
Big Ken introduced the situation reported by Hunter to everyone.
Alex finally came to his senses. Following Big Ken’s words, he said to Group Leader Pang, “Although we know the vehicles and license plates, we can only search blindly. It’s like finding a needle in a haystack. Group Leader Pang, I’m afraid that the task of tracking the target car will only trouble you police.”
Group Leader Pang nodded. After thinking for a while, he began to assign tasks to his subordinates.
The first task was to contact the traffic management department to transfer surveillance cameras and track down the target vehicles. The second task was to help Hunter deal with the aftermath. He had to pull away the car at the junction of the high bridge as soon as possible and the people on the car. The third task was to arrange competent people to prepare for the rescue of the two people. The fourth task was to interrogate the four people who were caught just now and try to confirm the identities of those people as soon as possible.
The four tasks were carried out one after another, and it required a large number of people to complete them at the same time.
In consideration of the lack of manpower in his team, Group Leader Pang borrowed some helpers from the team.
While Captain Pang was busy with his work, Alex was not idle. He called Ma Zhiyuan and the other brothers to the side of the car and ordered, “Send as many people as possible to search the whole city for suspicious people and prepare to support me at any time. In case the kidnappers contacted me before they were found by the police. In order to prevent the kidnappers from tearing the tickets, we can’t count on the police and can only rely on our own strength to save people!”
Xie Laosi nodded without hesitation. “Okay, Mr. Alex. I’ll arrange it right away!”
Ma Zhiyuan thought for a moment and replied, “Alex, most of the kidnappers are here for you. The most in danger thing now is not the two hostages, but you! At least, before the task of the kidnappers is completed, you won’t be easily hurt and threatened.”
Alex waved his hand and said, “That being said, we can’t just wait. That will be too passive. If we can find the kidnappers before they contact me, we can take the initiative and get a certain initiative. It will be easier to save them.”
“You’re mistaken. I’m not saying that we won’t do anything, but that I’ll strengthen my protection for you while I’m preparing. How about this, I’ll act according to the plan and let Xiong Da and Xiong Er follow you… Brother Big Ken, don’t think too much. I don’t think that you can’t protect Alex alone, but the situation is special. That will be better if there are more people.”
Big Ken waved his hand and said, “I think your suggestion makes sense. It’s good for Xiong Da and Xiong Er to follow us. If something unexpected happens, I may not be able to handle it by myself. Young Master, why don’t you accept the advice of Brother Zhiyuan?”
Alex knew that it was not the right time to be pretentious. For the sake of the overall situation, he decisively agreed. “Let’s do as you say. Brother Yuan, Xie Laosi, we can’t wait any longer. You should take action immediately. I have to go to the hospital. If there is anything wrong, report it to me in time.”
Ma Zhiyuan and Xie Laosi nodded at the same time and drove away quickly.
Alex, accompanied by Big Ken, Xiong Da, and Xiong Er, rushed to the hospital.
Because Hunter didn’t know how serious Isla’s injury was, in order to be safe, he directly sent Isla to the military hospital. With the help of Director Deng’s connections, he found the best surgeon in the hospital to examine Isla. He learned that Isla only had skin trauma and a slight concussion, so her life was not in danger.
When Alex arrived at the military yard and learned about Isla’s injury, he was relieved, just like Hunter. Noticing that Hunter looked very bad, he was not in a hurry to visit Isla in the ward. He patted Hunter on the shoulder and comforted him, “Brother, don’t worry too much. Cynthia is so kind. God will definitely take care of her…”
Hunter nodded and said with a sullen face, “Young Master, I’m sorry. I’m useless. I failed to complete the task you told me. Not only did President Isla get hurt, but I also let Cynthia and Vice President Xena fall into the enemy’s hands. I… I was careless. If I had driven faster at that time, I might not have been blocked.”
“I understand how you feel now, but we all know that it’s not your fault. No one will blame you. You know, not only you, but also Brother Big Ken and I are blocked. From this, it can be seen that the enemy has made full preparation before the action this time. Hunter, what you need to do now is not to blame yourself, but to cheer up, throw aside the distracting thoughts, adjust your state, and prepare to rescue Cynthia at any time.”
“Okay, Young Master! If there is any action, please let me take part in it. It’s best for me to take the lead! The enemy took Cynthia and Vice President Xena away from me. I want to save them myself.”
“No problem! Then you can rest for a while. You should rest and build up your strength…”
Alex knew that there were some problems with Hunter’s mentality because of guilt and anxiety. He was also very tired in spirit and body, and needed to rest urgently. So he asked Xiong Er to temporarily replace Hunter and keep an eye on the outside of the ward. He asked Xiong Da to accompany Hunter to the lounge.
After giving the order, Alex entered the ward of Isla.
Seeing that Isla’s head was wrapped in bandages and her face was haggard, Alex felt very uncomfortable.
Worry and heartache were inevitable, and every time under such circumstances, he would naturally feel guilty.
If he could choose, he was willing to bear all the blow and pain on behalf of those who had been implicated by him.
Unfortunately, such an opportunity did not exist at all.
Isla did not mean to blame Alex, but when she saw Alex coming, she immediately sat up and asked anxiously, “How is it? Have you got any news about my mother and Cynthia?”
“Not yet… But we and the police are trying our best to find them. I believe they will be found and rescued soon. Don’t worry too much.”
Alex helped Isla lean against the pillow, pulled a chair, and sat down beside the bed. He grabbed her hand and comforted her, “I just said to Hunter that Cynthia is a good person, and God will definitely take care of her. As for your mother… she is very lucky. This time, she will definitely be fine.”
“I hope so. In fact… when the kidnappers ran away separately, Hunter should have chosen to give up on me. Now I’m safe, but if something happens to my mother or Cynthia, I can’t accept it at all. It’s better to let the kidnappers take me away directly…”
“Isla, don’t say that. You have to believe that this is all God’s arrangement. There are many things that we can’t take the initiative to make a choice. At this point, we can only accept reality. Regret and self-blame will only add to our troubles. What you need to do now is to take good care of yourself. As for saving people, leave it to me!”
Alex also felt guilty, but in order to comfort Isla, he could only pretend to be heartless.
After chatting with Isla, Alex found the attending doctor of Isla and asked the doctor to arrange a trustworthy woman for Isla. It would be inconvenient to accompany Isla. Cynthia, who was most suitable for doing this, was taken away, so he could only find someone else.
Then, Alex found Xiong Er again. “Hunter is eager to save people, so let me follow him first. Please take care of the hospital.”
Xiong Er nodded heavily. “Don’t worry, Young Master. I will protect Boss Isla.”
“Then I’ll have to trouble you!”
Alex patted Xiong Er on the shoulder, went back to the ward to say hello to Isla, and left the military hospital with Big Ken, Hunter, and Xiong Da. As soon as he returned to the car, he received a call from Group Leader Pang before he could call Ma Zhiyuan to ask about the situation.
Captain Pang came straight to the point and said, “Mr. Alex, after the preliminary interrogation, we have confirmed the identity of the four people who were arrested. You may not believe it, but they are not from Jing Kun or Gerald…”
Chapter 230 A Heavy Price
##When Alex competed for the shares of Qingyun Media with Gerald, he vaguely guessed that Gerald might have reached a cooperation with Pei Chong. Compared with what had happened today, the first person he thought of was the two behind the scenes.
As the right-hand man of Jing Kun, it was not surprising for Pei Chong to take a gun with him on a mission.
As the boss of Grand Express Corporation, Gerald had the strength to hire killers.
As a result, Group Leader Pang directly excluded them.
Under the urging of curiosity, Alex hurriedly asked, “Group Leader Pang, who are they?”
On the other side, Group Leader Pang paused and said, “Mr. Alex, I heard that you have dealt with Tang Qingsong before?”
“That’s right. Hiss… Group Leader Pang, are they Tang Qingsong’s men?”
“That’s right! In addition to a group of professional fighters, Tang Qingsong also trained a group of reserve players. Usually, these reserve players are receiving secret training and will not easily perform missions, so very few people know about it. But this time, the situation is special. Tang Qingsong made an exception and used the reserve players.”
“No wonder those people are so powerful. It turns out that they are professionals who have received training!”
“However, they claimed that they were just following the coach’s orders this time and cooperated with others. They didn’t know the person leading the team, and the coach didn’t introduce them. Therefore, at present, we can only confirm that Tang Qingsong is a participant. As for whether he is the mastermind behind the scenes, we still need to further confirm.”
“Then, should we go and catch Tang Qingsong to know the situation next?”
“Not yet. The four people all said that it was the coach who gave them the order and did not mention Tang Qingsong. Therefore, we can only arrest the coach first. Even if I can guess that Tang Qingsong is the mastermind behind the scenes, even if we go straight to Tang Qingsong, we can only ask him to cooperate with us for investigation. Only through the coach finding some evidence can I apply for Tang Qingsong’s approval.”
“You go to catch the coach. You have to interrogate him before you can catch Tang Qingsong. It will take a lot of time for you to catch him. If the coach is stubborn and refuses to admit it, it will be even more difficult. But the situation here is urgent and we are waiting to save him!”
“President Alex, I understand what you’re saying. But I’m a law enforcement officer, and I have to follow the rules…”
“I see. Is there any news about the target car?”
“Not yet. The person in charge of the management and assisting us said that they saw the target car in the surveillance video. However, the target car did not stop in the urban area and went straight to the suburb where the camera was not completely covered, so the clue was cut off. However, I have already sent someone to search the location where the target car last appeared. I hope that there will be some gains. When there is news, I will tell you as soon as possible.”
“Alright, Group Leader Pang. In that case, you can continue with your work…”
Alex hung up the phone and immediately called Ma Zhiyuan. “Brother Yuan, I finally have a clue. I have to start with Tang Qingsong. Immediately find a way to confirm Tang Qingsong’s location and then go with me to meet him. Although I can only confirm that he is an accomplice, it is also the only breakthrough point…”
After Alex finished his call, Big Ken asked worriedly, “Young Master, if we go directly to find Tang Qingsong, won’t we alert the enemy? Will Group Leader Pang have an opinion?”
“If team leader Pang wants to catch the coach, Tang Qingsong will definitely get the news and alert the enemy. In addition, according to my understanding of the law enforcement officers, team leader Pang took the initiative to share such an important situation with me. He also explained the next step of the plan to me in a tactful way. He is a law enforcement officer. He can’t determine the suspect by himself, but I can!”
“I think so… Then there’s nothing to worry about. Go and find Tang Qingsong directly!”
Big Ken understood. After that, he started the car and rushed to Tang Qingsong’s territory.
He still didn’t know where Tang Qingsong was, but there was a high chance that he could stay in his own territory…
As the saying goes, more people are more powerful, and more people are easier to do things.
It was difficult to find someone in such a big city, but there were many brothers under Xie Laosi’s command, and he was always paying attention to the movements of other forces on the street. Not long after, Xie Laosi got the news that Tang Qingsong did not arrange any underground fighting tonight, and he stayed at home.
When Alex heard the news, he immediately perked up and asked Big Ken to rush to the address of Tang Qingsong provided by Xie Laosi.
Halfway there, Xie Laosi suddenly called and reported that Tang Qingsong had driven out.
It was already midnight, and Tang Qingsong was still running outside. Something urgent must have happened.
Alex analyzed this and said to Xie Laosi, “Send someone to follow Tang Qingsong secretly. Let’s see what he is going to do at night. If he wants to run away, there is nothing to say. We must take him down. If he didn’t run away, we will secretly know his whereabouts. But don’t act rashly. Leave it to me.”
“I know, President Alex…”
Xie Laosi, who was supported by Alex, agreed without hesitation.
Alex didn’t say anything more. He asked Big Ken to stop the car at the side and waited patiently. Before confirming Tang Qingsong’s movements, there was no need to rush on. If it went against his will, it would be even more troublesome to find Tang Qingsong later. It was better to wait there.
About half an hour later, Xie Laosi sent Tang Qingsong’s address.
Alex took a look and found that he knew the place. It was the fighting fan club that he had been to before. Xie Laosi was still fresh in his memory. That time when Xie Laosi was taken away by Tang Qingsong and Sukie, he was locked up there.
In fact, that was not only one of Tang Qingsong’s underground combat grounds, but also a place for training fighters.
All the potential newcomers that Tang Qingsong had dug up through various channels were arranged there for professional training under the guise of “Fights lovers exchanging pointers”. All the coach’s and reserve fighters’ residences were arranged next to the club.
Just now, the coach who was involved in the matter was suddenly taken away by Group Leader Pang. The others were all frightened.
Tang Qingsong didn’t expect the police to take action so quickly, so he rushed over. In addition to taking charge of the overall situation, he was also in a hurry to warn others. In case the police came to know more about the situation, he should try his best to distance himself from the relationship between him and the coach who was involved in the matter, and he couldn’t let him be targeted by the police…
Alex still didn’t know why Tang Qingsong went to the club, but it didn’t matter. He just needed to find Tang Qingsong.
By the time Alex arrived, Tang Qingsong had finished his work and was about to leave.
Tang Qingsong came out of the club and saw several cars parked at the door. Then he saw the familiar faces of Alex, Xie Laosi, and others. He was stunned on the spot. “Why… why are you here? Why don’t you sleep at night? Why are you here?”
Alex took a few steps forward and said to Tang Qingsong, “I still want to ask you, what are you doing here?”
“It’s none of your business.”
“I usually don’t care about your little tricks. But today, I have to do it! Tang Qingsong, since everyone is sensible, I won’t beat around the bush. If you release the hostage immediately, everything will be fine. But if you insist on challenging my bottom line, I will make you pay a heavy price!”
“Are you sick? Did I provoke you? You threatened me as soon as you showed up. Do you think I was scared?”
“You’re pretending to be confused, aren’t you? Let’s talk about it with strength!”
As Alex spoke, he waved his hand and all the brothers present gathered around him.
Tang Qingsong had seen Big Ken, Ma Zhiyuan, Xiong Da, Xiong Er, and Xie Laosi before. Not only these faces, but also the scenes of his fighting fighters fought with Alex and his men last time were still vivid in his mind. The serious failure that was beyond his expectation had become a knot in Tang Qingsong’s heart, and he was not completely relieved until now.
When he saw these people again, he couldn’t help but feel nervous and a little afraid.
Tang Qingsong realized that Alex was no longer easy to get rid of, so he winked at the attendant next to him and asked him to organize his men. He had to be prepared to fight with Alex again in advance. With the painful lesson from last time, if they fought later, they could no longer fight one-on-one like last time. They had to attack in groups and take advantage of the advantage of their large number of people.
Only in this way could there be a possibility of winning!
Tang Qingsong didn’t show his panic. He made up his mind and pretended to be calm. He said to Alex, “Alex, don’t think that you can do whatever you want just because you have arranged someone to occupy Chase’s territory. Maybe others will be afraid of you, but I’m not! You want to make trouble for me for no reason? No way!”
Alex lost his patience. He shook his head and said, “Tang Qingsong, I’ve given you the opportunity. If you don’t cherish it, then don’t blame me. It doesn’t matter if you don’t dare to admit your evil deeds on your own initiative. I’ll beat you until you tell me the truth! To be honest, I didn’t want to deal with you again. But you don’t have a good memory, so you asked for it! Brothers, come on!”
After that, Alex rushed out first.
Big Ken and the other main forces quickly followed. The brothers that Xie Laosi arranged nearby also rushed over.
Tang Qingsong was frightened by the momentum of Alex. He quickly stepped back and let his men resist.
A fierce battle began.
Just like last time, Alex was still at a disadvantage in terms of numbers, but their overall strength was not bad. The top masters, Big Ken, Xiong Da and Xiong Er, targeted the other side’s masters and chased after them all the way. The others, including Alex, also chose their opponents.
While fighting, Alex noticed that Tang Qingsong wanted to retreat into the house. He quickly said to Hunter, “Capture the boss first! If necessary, you can shoot! But remember, don’t kill him first.”
Hunter followed Alex’s gaze and instantly understood.
Hunter, who was holding back his anger and was in urgent need of venting, passed through the crowd and pounced on Tang Qingsong with a murderous look.
Although Tang Qingsong had some strength, he had no power to fight back against an expert like Hunter.
In less than three minutes, Hunter pressed Tang Qingsong to the ground, and his head was broken and bleeding.
Alex realized that Hunter’s eyes were red from killing and he was afraid that Hunter would beat Tang Qingsong to death on the spot. He quickly shouted, “Stop! Stop! All of you! Tang Qingsong’s men, listen up! He has been beaten to the ground. Not only this time, but he will never get up again. From now on, he is no longer the same person in the streets of the city. If you know what’s good for you, you should find another way out and don’t do anything for him. Otherwise, he will be your example!”
All the people present stopped one after another and stared at Tang Qingsong.
Hunter also came to his senses. Like picking up a chicken, he carried Tang Qingsong, who was stunned by him, to Alex with one hand and kicked him in the knee, making him kneel down. Then, he held his back neck tightly, making him unable to move. Then, he said in a loud voice, “Open your eyes and see clearly. Do you think such a loser deserves to be your boss? Don’t you feel ashamed to follow such a person?”
Tang Qingsong regained a trace of consciousness and saw his situation clearly. He immediately wanted to die. He looked around and braced himself to say to Alex, “Do you think you can remove me from the list with your own strength? Don’t you think you can see through the disputes on the street too easily? Do you think that my brothers will leave me after threatening them with a few words? You are too naive…”