Scholar’s Advanced Technological System - Chapter 1468 - Uncommon "Personnel"
Chapter 1468: Uncommon “Personnel”
There were no signs.
Before Lu Zhou, who was lying on the bed, realized what was going on, he saw that the courier in the video window took out a pistol and shot Ling in the chest.
A light blue electric spark exploded on Ling’s chest.
After the shot, the robot courier at the door did not stop. Instead, it squeezed the trigger continuously, shooting Ling’s chest and head. It emptied the entire magazine.
For robots, EMP weapons were far more deadly than general kinetic energy weapons. Basically, as long as they were shot, they would lose the ability to move.
After putting away the pistol skillfully, the robot courier didn’t care about Ling, who was standing still at the door. It reached out to retrieve the package it had previously handed out.
However, something unexpected happened.
It was like the package was being tied to a tank weighing tens of tons. No matter how hard it pulled, there was no way to take it from Ling’s hand.
At the same time, those red pupils suddenly burst into a purple glow.
Ling, who had been strafed by an entire magazine before, continued to hold the package with his left hand. He reached out his right hand and grabbed the neck of the robot courier. He then lifted him from the ground like a chicken.
There was a trace of pain on the face of the robot carrier. Its legs stomped on Ling’s body, trying to break the hand from its neck.
However, Ling’s hand was like a pair of iron tongs, firmly grabbing on in mid-air. No matter how hard the courier struggled, it couldn’t move at all.
Lu Zhou’s voice came inside the house.
“Ling, take out its memory.”
After hearing Lu Zhou’s order, Ling threw the package on the ground. He inserted his left hand directly into the robot’s chest like a knife.
However, just as it was about to pull out the memory card from the body of the robot, a plume of white smoke burst out of the package.
After seeing this plume of white smoke, Lu Zhou, who was lying on the bed, instinctively had a bad feeling in his heart. Before he could respond, a deafening explosion filled his eardrums. The tremor from the bed almost threw him on the ground.
Lu Zhou used his peripheral vision to see that a black shadow passed by the door of the bedroom; the airwave and shockwave blasted the shoe cabinet at the door towards the balcony…
As Lu Zhou looked at the messy living room, he was stunned.
This is mad!
He had never met an assassin before. At most, he was targeted by pirates when he was visiting abroad. He didn’t expect that a hundred years later, he would be targeted.
And it was by someone with such a big bomb…
Are people in this era so simple and rude at solving problems?
Ling, who was standing in the center of the explosion, glanced at the remains of the neck in his hands, then at the surrounding shattered walls and messy living room.
As the purple light in his eyes gradually faded, Ling said to himself.
“Begin track down…”
In an underground house a few kilometers away, Chester, who was sitting in front of a holographic computer, slammed his fist on the table.
According to his plan, after opening the door, the robot he controlled would first shoot down the robot who opened the door, then walk into the house with the parcel bomb.
It would be even better if Lu Zhou opened the door in person.
He would press the detonating switch to take him out immediately.
However, the plan went wrong from the beginning.
That robot guard was terrifyingly powerful; even the EMP pistol was useless.
This was after emptying a whole magazine!
After receiving so many EMP bullets, even the exoskeleton armor of an orbital airborne brigade would lose its combat effectiveness, right?! But the other robot was unharmed…
“Electromagnetic shielding armor?
Chester looked at the blank screen. He got up from his chair.
Any remote control behavior would inevitably leave clues.
Regardless of whether the kill was successful or not, it was no longer safe here.
He took out an aluminum thermal grenade from his arms and gently placed it on the top of the entire computer case. He then pressed the delayed detonation button.
Afterward, he picked up the suitcase and walked towards the door.
Right after he closed the door, a white light flashed on the case of the holographic computer behind him. The metal case shell melted, turning into a pile of waste residue.
Chester came to the parking lot. He threw the suitcase in the trunk and got into the car. He switched to cruise mode and went towards a safe house that he had prepared in the outer suburbs.
This assassination operation obviously failed.
Obviously, Academician Lu was also a master at using smart devices.
But this explained why there were so many robot wrecks on flight N-177 and how Lu Zhou could kill the hijackers on the entire flight just by himself.
There was a flash of excitement in his bloodthirsty pupils. As Chester looked at the streets and the endless neon signs outside the car window, he licked his dry lips.
It was rare for him to feel challenged.
Twenty minutes after the explosion.
Police cars surrounded the entire apartment complex.
In front of the barrier, a man looked at the dark doorway. He frowned, squeezed through the crowd, and walked to the police officer handling the case.
“Is the person okay?”
His name was Wei Song, the office secretary for the chairman of the Pan-Asian Cooperation. He had been working in Jinling these days. After hearing the news of an explosion at the apartment of Academician Lu, Li Guangya immediately asked him to rush over.
“The killer should have found this place through the footage of the news report…”
The police officer looked at Secretary Wei sharply, who was walking towards him, and continued, “If I were you guys, I would review my mistakes and make sure they don’t happen again.”
Wei Song: “This matter is indeed our negligence.”
Seeing how Wei Song sincerely apologized, the police officer didn’t say much else. He just said briefly, “Let him live in a different place, it is not safe anymore. Let him cooperate with us to make a record. I feel like he is hiding something from us…”
Although it was excusable for victims to remain silent, and the Pan-Asian Cooperation laws would not force the victims to speak up, not having Lu Zhuo’s cooperation would undoubtedly increase the difficulty of handling the case.
From the perspective of a police officer, he still hoped that Lu Zhou could cooperate honestly with them, or at least tell them who opened the door, and if it was a robot, why was there only one robot wreckage left behind in the explosion.
After hearing these words, Wei Song smiled bitterly and nodded.
“I will try my best.”
After that, he stepped over the police cordon and walked into the house.
The situation in the house was worse than in the hallway. From the entrance to the living room, everything was almost completely destroyed, like there was a typhoon.
Wei Song stood for a while in the messy living room. He looked around and quickly saw Lu Zhou sitting next to the wine cabinet in the dining room. He walked towards him.
“Hello, Academician Lu, I’m Wei Song, Chairman Li Guangya’s secretary, here is my business card.”
After receiving the holographic business card, Lu Zhou, who was accustomed to the way people greeted each other in this era, looked at Secretary Wei standing in front of him and asked, “Who wants to kill me, do you have a clue?”
A look of shame appeared on Wei Song’s face.
“This… We also want the perpetrators to be brought to justice as soon as possible. I am really sorry that you have encountered such a thing. The case is still under investigation, but I will tell you when there is progress.”
Having said that, Wei Song paused for a moment and continued, “In addition, for safety reasons, our suggestion here is that you should change to a safer and more concealed residence. It is not suitable for you to live here. Second, it is difficult to protect you if the killer strikes again.
“If you haven’t thought of a suitable place, we can help you—”
Lu Zhou shook his head and said, “No, I will solve the problem of where to stay.”
Wei Song: “Of course, we respect your choice. It’s just our suggestion. It is better for you to avoid choosing crowded places as much as possible so that we can provide protection for your safety. This is also for other safety considerations.”
Without speaking, Lu Zhou smiled faintly.
To be honest, he still didn’t fully trust Li Guangya to protect his safety.
Logically speaking, if he encountered an accident, it might be a good thing for Li Guangya.
But when did the real world ever operate on logic?
He was not a kid anymore.
Lu Zhou: “You said you would help me, right?”
Wei Song nodded immediately.
“I’ll do my best.”
“Good, I plan to build my own house in the suburbs,” Lu Zhou continued. Looking at Li Guangya’s secretary, he said, “Forget the compensation for my former residence, just give me the land, it shouldn’t be a problem, right?”
“No problem.” Wei Song stared at Lu Zhou in a daze. He said, “But you have to find a place to live right away. Is it too late to build it now?”
“You don’t need to worry about this.” Lu Zhou continued with a relaxed tone, “I will solve the house affairs by myself. You only need to help me get the procedures done as soon as possible.”