Chapter 341 The Last Straw
“Yes, I did it in order to hide something!” Wang Dacheng stated, casting a glance at Nalan Wuxia.
“You see, I originally wanted to build a big business in traditional Chinese medicine. If this matter comes out, but a Chinese medicine practitioner failed to take care of his body and died of a heart attack. If this matter comes out, our Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame will definitely be affected negatively. So I want to finish Zhang Tianhe’s funeral as soon as possible, to minimize the impact. That’s why I promised Li Lizhen five million yuan.”
Speaking of this, he gave a self-deprecating smile. “I didn’t expect to make a loss the second time. No sooner had his body been cremated than word came that one of his patients died. If I had known he was a quack, why would I have spent five million yuan to preserve his reputation? It’s not necessary.”
From the bottom of her heart, Wang Dacheng’s answer didn’t dispel Nalan Wuxia’s suspicions about him, but she couldn’t find the flaw in his words for a moment.
“Let me ask!” Qin Haodong directly used his Mind-manipulating and asked, “Did you have anything to do with Zhang Tianhe’s death?”
“Certainly not. How could I want him dead? You know, if he dies, I’ll lose a lot of money!”
“Did Zhang Tianhe prescribe the three prescriptions at your command?”
Wang Dacheng replied, “How could that be? First of all, I don’t know traditional Chinese medicine at all. Second, if he prescribes the wrong prescription, my brand will be affected. I can’t do that stupid thing.”
Qin Haodong asked, “There was a disturbance at Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company this morning. Are you the mastermind of this?”
Wang Dacheng replied, “I didn’t know that. It has nothing to do with me.”
“You made Che Xiaoxiao a legal representative of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame from the day it was registered. Is there some conspiracy?”
Wang Dacheng shook his head in denial. “No. If the business of Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame goes well, I plan to marry Xiaoxiao later. So I thought of putting the estate in her name ahead of time.”
Qin Haodong asked, “Are you with Che Xiaoxiao because you love her or for some other reason?”
“Because I love her, of course. She is the woman who treats me best in the world. I’ll marry her!”
Qin Haodong turned to Nalan Wuxia and said, “Come on, let’s go back.”
Although confused by Qin Haodong’s question and decision, Nalan Wuxia said nothing and left Wang Dacheng’s office with him.
After getting in the car, Qin Haodong asked, “Do you think Wang Dacheng’s story is believable?”
Nalan Wuxia thought for a moment and then replied, “Out of a woman’s instinct, I think he didn’t tell the truth. But out of trust in your interrogation ability, I don’t think he could have lied.”
Qin Haodong shook his head and said, “He fooled us all. What he said today is completely untrue!”
Nalan Wuxia asked in surprise, “Why? How is that possible? Drug dealers can’t lie under your interrogation. How could he lie?”
“I don’t know exactly why, but he must have had a special way to avoid my Mind-manipulating,” Qin Haodong said. “I asked him if he loved Che Xiaoxiao to test that. It turns out he lied.”
“Oh? You know he doesn’t love Che Xiaoxiao?”
“Do you think it’s true?” Qin Haodong asked.
“It’s easy for a man to sleep with a woman, but it’s hard for him to fall in love with a woman. Wang Dacheng left Che Xiaoxiao alone in Huaxia for five years, and the first thing he did after coming back was to propose to Momo. After the proposal failed, he went to Che Xiaoxiao again the next day. Do you think this is true love?”
Nalan Wuxia thought for a moment and said, “I wouldn’t be able to do that.”
“Not only did he not love Che Xiaoxiao, but he made her a legal representative. It may well be a conspiracy. He used Che Xiaoxiao as a shield for him to shoulder all legal responsibilities.”
Nalan Wuxia said, “It’s… Che Xiaoxiao is so pathetic.”
“You can’t help it. She really loves Wang Dacheng, and nothing can stop it.”
After a pause, Qin Haodong continued, “Last time because of blind faith in the results from Mind-manipulating, I thought there were other people who had genetic toxins besides Wang Dacheng. It now appears there is no second person. Wang Dacheng alone is responsible for all the genetic toxins in the Jiangnan City.”
Then he concluded, “So I’m sure Wang Dacheng had something to do with Zhang Tianhe’s death and a group of people rioting at Tangmen Company today. He’s probably behind it.”
Nalan Wuxia asked, “So what should we do? Shall we go back and arrest him and interrogate him?”
“Don’t worry. Now we don’t know how he dealt with my Mind-manipulating, but one thing’s for sure. He was prepared,” Qin Haodong replied.
“Tomorrow, at the right moment, I’ll give him a sudden attack. The truth will come out.” Said Nalan Wuxia eagerly.
Nalan Wuxia hurriedly added, “Aren’t we sneak back now and surprise him?”
Qin Haodong explained, “From what I know about him, he probably dodged the Mind-manipulating by some special drug. The effect of that medicine is probably still alive. If we go back now, we will not only fail to achieve the desired effect, but will frighten others.”
Nalan Wuxia said, “Well, we’ll wait another day.”
Soon after they left, Wang Dacheng left the Hall of Medical Fame. He hurried back to his house, locked the door, took out the separate cell phone and dialed a number.
As the telephone just connect, a deep voice said, “Wang, I hear you today send a group of people to Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company, and you failed. Isn’t right?”
Wang Dacheng was stunned. It appeared that the boss had other sources of information in Huaxia, and maybe he was watching him.
“Yes, boss. I wanted to smear the Blood Revival Elixir, but Qin Haodong saw it through. And he saved the people who had been poisoned.”
The person on the line said, “I already said you’d better not mess with Qin Haodong. You just need to follow the organization’s plan to destroy traditional Chinese medicine. Don’t Huaxia have a saying ‘teeth are exposed when lips are lost’? If traditional Chinese medicine falls down, Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company will fall down naturally. No matter how capable Qin Haodong is, he can’t change it.”
Knowing that his boss was not satisfied with him, Wang Dacheng quickly explained, “Boss, I thought, most of the traditional Chinese medicine is supported by the Blood Revival Elixir. If there is something wrong with the Blood Revival Elixir, traditional Chinese medicine will certainly suffer fatal injury. That’s why I took the risk, but I didn’t expect it would fail.”
“Let’s forget about it,” the person on the line said. “How is your plan going? You know, our company is losing a lot of money every day. You must destroy traditional Chinese medicine and the Blood Revival Elixir as soon as possible.”
“Boss, we’re halfway through the plan. Now it’s finally time to cross hairs. Many people in Huaxia have been clamoring to cancel traditional Chinese medicine!” Wang Dacheng said.
“According to my calculation, those who take the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of Hall of Medical Fame will get sick quickly tomorrow. They will be the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. Then I will strike the last blow and traditional Chinese medicine will be finished!”
“Good, finish it as soon as you can. I’ve got the wine ready for you to celebrate.”
“Don’t worry, boss, wait for my good news tomorrow!”
After hanging up, Wang Dacheng poured a glass of wine and drained it. “Qin Haodong, I know you’re suspecting me, but so what? You can’t stop me. Tomorrow you will be buried with traditional Chinese medicine!” He murmured.
The next morning, Qin Haodong and Lin Momo dropped the little fellow off at kindergarten. He was sitting in his office thinking about how to launch an impetuous attack to Wang Dacheng and get to the bottom of it when he got a call from Pan Gaofeng.
“Haodong, come to Jiangnan Hospital at once. Something’s wrong!” Pan Gaofeng’s voice was full of unprecedented panic.
“What’s the matter? Director Pan?”
Qin Haodong’s heart sank. He had a premonition that it must have something to do with traditional Chinese medicine.
“Since last night, the whole Jiangnan City has received dozens of liver disease patients. They all had mild fever, vomiting, poisoning and now they have slipped into a hepatic coma.”
“What causes it?”
Pan Gaofeng replied, “These are all patients taking the Treasure Tablet for Kidney of the Hall of Medical Fame. They all had different degrees of kidney disease before. Now we suspect that the Treasure Tablet for Kidney caused serious liver damage.”
The Treasure Tablet for Kidney? Liver damage? Qin Haodong immediately remembered the Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pills Xie Tian had sent him. The Hall of Medical Fame probably used that prescription to make the Treasure Tablet for Kidney.
“I’m coming now!”
Then Qin Haodong hung up the phone and hurried to the Jiangnan Hospital.
When Qin Haodong arrived at the Director Wen’s office, Pan Gaofeng was having a discussion with Wen Changjiang.
Qin Haodong asked, “Director Pan, what’s going on?”
Pan Gaofeng looked grim, replying, “From last night to now the whole Jiangnan City is in an outbreak of liver disease. The Jiangnan Hospital alone has received more than 10 patients!”
Qin Haodong said, “Take me over to see the patient.”
Well aware of Qin Haodong’s medical skills, Wen Changjiang took him directly to the ward for a patient with severe liver disease. The man was in his 50s and had fallen into a hepatic coma.
Qin Haodong felt the patient’s pulse first, and then asked the middle-aged woman at the bedside, “Did the patient take Treasure Tablet for Kidney from the Hall of Medical Fame before?”
The middle-aged woman replied, “Yes, my husband had some chronic nephritis before, so he bought the Treasure Tablet for Kidney from the Hall of Medical Fame. After he took it, he felt the medicine was good, but we did not expect that he suddenly got the disease. Is it because of the Treasure Tablet for Kidney?”
Qin Haodong said, “Do you take the Treasure Tablet for Kidney with you? Show me.”
“Yes, yes! I take it!”
The woman hurriedly took out a box of Treasure Tablet for Kidney brought from the Hall of Medical Fame from the bedside drawer and handed it to Qin Haodong.
Qin Haodong first looked at the formula. Sure enough, the formula was exactly the same as that of the Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill that Xie Tian took.
He then took out a pill of the Treasure Tablet for Kidney, gently broke off a piece with his fingers and put it in his mouth. He was sure that the Treasure Tablet for Kidney and the Eight Treasures Kidney-nourishing Pill were the same medicine. No wonder it caused serious liver damage.
“What about it, Doctor Qin? Is it the drug?” Pan Gaofeng asked with concern.
“Yes. This medicine can cause serious liver damage. Someone had come to me with this prescription and wanted the Tangmen Traditional Chinese Medicine Company to mass-produce it, but I refused. I didn’t think the Huaxia Hall of Medical Fame would mass-produce it and change its name.”
Qin Haodong said to Pan Gaofeng, “Director Pan, we must immediately issue a notice for the Hall of Medical Fame to stop selling the Treasure Tablet for Kidney and for patients to stop taking it. Otherwise, the consequences are unimaginable.”
“All right, I’ll do it now!”
Pan Gaofeng then left the ward in a hurry. Given the seriousness of the matter, he needed to report to different superiors and act quickly.
Qin Haodong took out the needle bag and went to the patient’s bed.
The middle-aged woman still hadn’t figured out what Qin Haodong did. “What are you going to do, young man?” She asked nervously.