December 13th, 2016 09:00. Choong-nam Cheonan-si Kyunboo Highway Entrance Rest Stop (Seoul Direction) 10 kilometers out.
A black sedan was headed to Seoul on the four-lane Kyungboo Highway. It was Minister of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport Ahn Sang-tae's assigned car that started off from Sejong-si.
Ring ring ring
Chief of Secretary Kang Man-ho was sitting next to Minister Ahn Sang-tae when his phone started ringing.
"Hello. This is Kang Man-ho speaking. Yes, I spoke with him. Yes, no need to worry. Yes, yes, I understand."
Chief of Secretary Kang Man-ho kept his phone call short and whispered to Minister Ahn Sang-tae, as he seemed to be aware of the man seated on the passenger seat. A few seconds later, Minister Ahn Sang-tae nodded his head slightly and closed his eyes without reacting much.