Captain Wang kept his gaze in a store window so he wouldn't betray the look of happiness crossing his face. One of his assailants from the hotel had crossed into his field of view without seeing him where he stood.
Wang fell in behind the thug, casually scoping out his mind so he could react before the other knew he was there. There was nothing new in the man's mind, except his band had ordered all members to be on the look out for him.
Wang did have a list, a list he could use to get clear of his problem. All he had to do was arrange to have them arrested. That would take care of some of the trouble he was in.
All he needed was the right setup.
Wang grabbed the next destination out of his subject's mind, and headed around his prey. If he could beat the man there, maybe he could arrange a trap for the man.
That would be a big step toward getting himself out of the trouble he was in.
Wang hired a cab, gave the address and sat back against the seat. He paid the driver when the small car pulled to a stop in front of a two story tea house. This would be a little more difficult than he had thought at first.
He shook his head as he went inside. His quarry hadn't arrived yet as he was seated in a corner out of sight of the door. Familiar thoughts came to him from a screen blocking a corner of the restaurant for privacy.
It looked like the gang was meeting.
Wang sipped his tea, picking the minds flowing behind the privacy screen. He frowned when he learned all they knew. None of them had anything useful to add.
No one had met the mastermind behind their orders.
The captain asked for change for the payphone in the lobby of the restaurant. He could watch the stairs without drawing attention to himself. He also felt a need to get some type of law enforcement on the scene. The minuscule cover he had wouldn't stop a bullet.
Wang paid for his tea and food, before heading to the lobby. He stationed himself at the phone, his mind on gaining some nugget of information he could use. He found something. He didn't know how useful it would be until he tried it.
Wang picked up the phone, putting coins in the slot. He dialed the local police station, and reported the crime he had discovered and the person who had done the deed. He warned the desk sergeant about the group with their suspect.
That would stir things up, Wang thought as he let the phone receiver hang down on its cord.
Let's let the police do their job and follow the trail without him.
Wang left the tea house, crossed the street, and stepped into a shadow cloaking the alley facing the restaurant. He didn't know what the results of his call would be, but he did expect a rumbling to be caused. Maybe that would flush out his enemy.
Wang knew that cellular construction of a network made things hard for him to trace back to whomever called the shots. Still he might be able to do something, and UNITF would certainly help him with their own investigation.
Anything to stir the pot would help at this point.