Liu Sang walked into the depths of the factory area.
In a place like this, the so-called factory area was a small workshop in the garage with about four or five workers. Lathes, milling machines, and other types of machine tools were hidden in these residential buildings.(1)
The factories here were all receiving and distributing orders. Small orders that the big factories wouldn’t accept, as well as small orders that needed to be matched with larger orders would all be sent to these factories.
They were the capillaries of the manufacturing industry, the end of the limbs. Many workers were elderly people who were idle at home, and there even a bunch of middle school students from poor families who were doing odd jobs here.
At the same time, there were many small restaurants, hair salons, and people on pedicabs pulling goods by the entrance.
For Liu Sang, this kind of place was a nightmare.
Any place in the world was full of countless noises for him, but the sounds in this place were the most complex.
With his raincoat wrapped tightly around him, he steeled himself and listened to everything going on around him.
He needed to filter out all the noise and listen to everyone’s heartbeats; it was the one thing that couldn’t lie.
Everyone was always lying about something, but Liu Sang could bypass their flesh and listen directly to what was going on below the surface.
He looked at a young woman standing at one of the kiosks—she had two heartbeats. She looked very young and was lovingly picking out snacks with her boyfriend.
She didn’t know that she was pregnant.
The middle-aged man on the scooter in front had his attention focused on the young woman’s body, the blood pumping from his heart surging towards his lower body.
The proprietress at the door on the left was surrounded by a lot of mosquitoes. More of them were flying out of the alley, indicating that she had just come from there. Her husband was constantly replying to someone on WeChat. His heartbeat fluctuated between fast and slow, which meant that he was nervous for a while before becoming relaxed for a while—he was chatting with his mistress.
Of course, Liu Sang had also heard some special heartbeats before, which sounded like huge mountains.
He heard this kind of heartbeat in the crowd right now, and when he looked at that person, he found that the other party immediately noticed his gaze and looked back at him.
This kind of person was probably surnamed Zhang.
That serial killer—if he was here—must be waiting for his prey. As he waited, his heartbeat was probably quietly thrumming with both anxiety and excitement.
That man’s heartbeat was so quiet that it could very easily be drowned out in a place like this.
Of course, Liu Sang’s cell phone was in his pocket, playing high-frequency sound waves.
When the other person heard the sound waves, their heartbeat would immediately change.
People couldn’t help their emotional reactions.
As Liu Sang slowly went deeper and began to enter various alleys, the surroundings suddenly started to quiet down.
But people couldn’t hide, because this was the season where mosquitoes would flock around people, even in the dark.
When he walked into a nearby alley, he took a few steps and knew right away that someone was following him—he could hear the sound of mosquitoes swarming at the corner behind him.
He had a taser hidden in his sleeve, but he continued walking deeper into the alley instead of confronting the person. He could see an elderly person listening to the radio, and further inside was a very deep alley full of deserted old houses. It looked like they were going to be demolished.
The deserted old houses were all made of wood. Liu Sang entered the alley and found that it was extremely narrow, with all kinds of doorways lining either side. The doors were wide open, and inside were small, empty yards full of weeds.
The small alley had many intersections, and when he walked into a blind spot, he could see a dark shadow following him.
The shadow was moving very cautiously, so Liu Sang slowly calmed his heartbeat.
Going off of vision alone, these two hadn’t really met yet, but Liu Sang knew that in the eyes of both parties, there was nothing here—no houses, no shadows; it was just the two of them. He had to deceive the other party into believing that he was defenseless.
The man started walking inside the alley.
Liu Sang knew that he had deceived the other person because there was no hesitation in the other’s steps, only haste.
The other party wanted to get close to him as soon as possible.
Liu Sang was covered in a cold sweat, but at that moment, he suddenly heard an extremely weak heartbeat behind him, coming from the darkness almost an arm’s length away.
He had hardly noticed this heartbeat before.
Liu Sang’s ears were extremely talented, but he had never encountered this kind of situation before. He froze for a moment and then slowly turned his head, finding that a person had appeared in the darkness behind him at some point.
The person was standing right behind him, too close for comfort.
Kan Jian was sitting cross-legged in Wang Meng’s chair. He was really worried about Wang Meng, but the boss had told him not to act rashly.
But he had to do something.
He noticed that as long as things were loaded to the online shop’s inventory, they would appear in the same space as the buyer’s show.
If he couldn’t put people up for sale, could he put some other things up for sale and send them to Brother Meng?
He looked at the explosives and homemade shotgun in front of him.
But after thinking about whether to put them up for sale or not, he realized that they may not pass platform review.
In order to send some equipment in, that pervert had to be able to buy it.
Kan Jian thought hard.
(1) A lathe is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece about an axis of rotation to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, deformation, facing, and turning. A milling machine removes material from a work piece by rotating a cutting tool (cutter) and moving it into the work piece. Milling machines, either vertical or horizontal, are usually used to machine flat and irregularly shaped surfaces and can be used to drill, bore, and cut gears, threads, and slots.