Chapter 117: Team Leader Lin Dongxue

Chen Shi found the approximate address through messaging the buyer. Fortunately, it was someone who lived in this city. 

"The next day delivery of the courier company is very fast and must be stopped quickly." Chen Shi said.

Chen Shi and Lin Dongxue immediately got in the car and kept overtaking cars on the way. "After maintaining a perfect driving record for a few years, I’m finally ruining my reputation."

"Don’t worry, I’ll explain the situation to the traffic control department later,” Lin Dongxue reassured.

"Oh yeah, did you get your driver's license back? What about your car?"

Lin Dongxue hesitated. "The last time when I caught the thief, I messed up my car. It was very broken... In order to repair it, I would have to spend around 100,000 yuan. I can’t afford it.”

"If you want to drive, you can drive mine."

"You’re not afraid of me crashing it?"

Chen Shi thought about it and said, "Actually I am. Maybe you shouldn’t then.”

"Wow, I can’t believe you!" Lin Dongxue punched him.

Finally, they rushed into the community and met the courier downstairs. Chen Shi ran over and asked, "Hello, do you have a monitor in the car? We are the police. That monitor may have problems, so we have to stop the delivery."

The courier answered, "Damn, the tenants in block 3 took it just then."

“What unit was it?”

"1204."

Chen Shi beckoned Lin Dongxue over and they ran towards block 3. The elevator wasn’t coming down, so Chen Shi grit his teeth and instructed, “I’ll run up. You wait for the elevator here.”

In one breath, he rushed to the 12th floor. Chen Shi slammed the door of the resident until a woman opened the door in shock. Chen Shi showed the cover of his consultant certificate and said, "You bought a monitor, right?"

"Yes, what’s going on?"

Chen Shi heard the voice of a father and son in the room. It seemed that they were assembling the computer. The son said, "This wire should be plugged in here."

Chen Shi muttered, "Excuse me" and pushed the door into the house and rushed to the bedroom. "Don't use that monitor! It may explode. I am a policeman. This monitor has been touched by bad people."

"What?!" The father was stunned.

The ten-year-old son said, "Is this person a scammer? How could it have something wrong with it if I just bought it?” 

The father said, "Let me see your badge."

Chen Shi had to take out his cover. The father grabbed it from his hands and opened it. "The criminal investigation consultant? It’s fake, right? I have never heard of such a title."

"My companion is in the elevator. They will arrive soon, you guys should first..."

At this time, the son had turned on the power while they weren’t paying attention. The little boy thought that Chen Shi was a liar and wanted to prove that he was lying through action.

The computer began to start and the display made a suspicious ‘yong-yong’ sound. The situation was not good. Chen Shi pushed the father away, rushed to pick up the little boy, and hid by the side of the table. They heard a loud bang and the screen exploded like popcorn, leaving a big hole with black smoke. 

The house was naturally in a mess as the bed and wall were full of shards. The family of three was scared to death. Chen Shi put down the little boy and said, "Fortunately no one is hurt. I’m leaving."

The father grabbed Chen Shi and said, "Wait, aren’t you going to compensate us? Look at our house! Even the child is frightened. Not to mention the fees for our mental state, shouldn’t you at least pay for the material damage?”

Chen Shi was so angry that he laughed and broke his hand away. "Go to the website. They may compensate you."

When he got to the corridor, the father was still nagging and chased after him, "You knew that there was a problem. Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Why didn’t you ask the website to withdraw the listing? Isn’t this harmful to others? What if my baby son was hurt? Who would be responsible for that?” The cry of the child and the mother’s consoling could be heard from the house.

Chen Shi was too lazy to deal with him. When Lin Dongxue came up on the elevator, she heard the commotion in the hallway and asked anxiously, "What happened?"

"Nothing. Let's go!"

Chen Shi told her everything while they were in the elevator. Lin Dongxue smiled and said, "A good heart was taken as if it were a donkey’s lungs or liver[1]. All kinds of birds can be found in a forest."[2]

This little scuffle made Chen Shi exhausted. He hadn’t even had lunch yet, which only added to his exhaustion. Lin Dongxue saw a barbecue fish shop in the neighborhood and treated him to a meal there.

After their meal, they returned to the bureau. After learning that the danger had passed, Lin Qiupu sighed with relief. "Dongxue, you are to lead and be responsible for the insurance case!"

Lin Dongxue was overjoyed. "Captain, are you grooming me for promotion?"

"You wish. What I mean is, this task force is led by you this one time. I have official duties at a provincial meeting. I won’t be here for a couple of days. If I were to free the sheep[3], it’s better for them to be concentrating on a case. This is also considered a big case this year. 

"Leading the team… Can I do it?"

"If I say you can, then you can!" Lin Qiupu turned to Chen Shi, "Chen is a kind-hearted citizen. Can I trouble you to please assist my sister."

"Will I be rewarded?"

"When have I not rewarded you? If you solve the case in the few days I’m gone, I will give you a big red envelope during the Lunar New Year."

"Oh, I’ve got instant motivation now. Captain Lin, you can rest assured now!”

For the first time in her life, she was leading the task force. Lin Dongxue was excited and hesitant at the same time. She looked at the dressing mirror in the corridor. "Do I look too casual? Should I change into a police uniform?”

"Not only do you need to change into your uniform, but you also need to open a press conference." Chen Shi said.

"If the press conference is... Oh, you’re playing me?!"

Chen Shi laughed loudly. "Just wear what you normally do. You’re just the team leader, you didn’t get promoted to police chief.”

"You make it seem like you’ve led a task force or something." Lin Dongxue pulled a face.

Chen Shi suddenly stopped smiling, "I... I haven’t led one before."

"Of course I know that. If you did, that’d be weird! What should we do now?”

"Call the people who you need to use and open a meeting to debrief the case. There are very few clues on this case right now. I suggest that you brainstorm and discuss how to solve the case."

"We’ll do it that way!"

It took quite a while to get the police officers together. Everyone was startled that Lin Dongxue was leading the task force this time. Their first reaction was disbelief, thinking that she was joking. The second reaction was shock.

An hour later, all the police officers who had time to participate in the case were called to a conference room. In the face of the expectant smiles around her, Lin Dongxue was very nervous. The people urged, "Leader, give out the orders.", "Yeah, what do we need to investigate?"

The more the crowd pressed, the more nervous Lin Dongxue got and was unable to speak.

Chen Shi stood up and said, "I will talk about the case in place of the team leader. May I, leader?”

Lin Dongxue nodded desperately with a grateful expression.

Chen Shi explained the information that they had at the moment and continued, "I think this case should be divided into two goals. The smaller goal is to find out whether the wife of the gaming uncle is guilty of insurance fraud. The larger goal is to find out the top dog behind-the-scenes.”

Chen Shi spoke very clearly and concisely, so everyone understood him. Xu Xiaodong raised his hand and asked, "Is the insurance agent surnamed Yang the mastermind behind the scenes?"

"It’s still unclear, but we won’t be far from the truth once we find this person.”

Chen Shi glanced at Lin Dongxue. Lin Dongxue cleared her throat and asked, "Would anyone else like to add anything?"

Sitting in the corner, Peng Sijue opened his mouth. "The son of the gaming uncle that died in a car accident. I have a detail that I want to mention again. I found a trace of isoflurane on his body."


1. Good intentions are misunderstood and stepped on. This expression was derived from those who have tasted donkey meat and understand that the lungs or liver are the worst parts to eat. The cost of it is also the cheapest. The heart is more expensive in comparison. 

2. An expression; There are all kinds of people in this world. 

3. An expression regarding letting people do whatever they want without control; letting people run amok; giving people free time.

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