Chapter 23: Upper Class
It was a private function, so the dress code of the gathering was formal . Jiang Chen was the only
one that showed up in a casual outfit . His plan was to vacation here, so he had no intention of
bringing a formal suit .
A pianist performed at the front of the restaurant . The elegant piano resonated within the
room . The elites from all kinds of industries mingled and bonded in search of their inner circle .
Jiang Chen stood out among the others as he circled on the edge of the dinner table with plates
filled with food . His primary interest was on the table stuffed with delicious treats . Networking
nor dancing interested him .
[Hmm, this steak is f*cking delicious . ] He delicately chewed and nodded his head in
satisfaction . He tried to act elegantly by gently rubbing the grease off of his lips . Although he
was a foodie, if he didn’t care about his gesture at all, he would be a peasant . Maybe security
would even escort him out .
He held his wine and gazed onto the person at he center of everyone's attention . The Saudi
prince was indeed remarkably wealthy . The princess looked gorgeous . Her graceful figure
curved like an hourglass . Her delicate nose paired with her crystal-like eyes created a perfect
elegance . The princess possessed the facial characteristics of an eastern beauty and the figures
of the exquisite western woman . Her composure also foretold her sense of class to everyone
She didn’t wear a headscarf, so she must have been from Lebanon .
An enormous diamond, shaped like a star, decorated her flawless neck . Jiang Chen didn’t know
how much it would cost but based on the size, it must be worth millions .
The prince standing beside her was also handsome . Jiang Chen observed that the two
protagonists were surrounded by either arms dealers to oil tycoons . There were a few Asian
looking face mixed in between, but he couldn’t be sure of their nationality
The rest of the elites gathered in groups . Jiang Chen saw several familiar faces . There was a
renowned singer here, and the bald guy from Fast and Furious . He was surprised by the fact
that so many celebrities were here as well, but he didn’t have any intention of talk to them .
Last time in Hawaii, Yef spent double the amount of money to hire gangs to take care of the
situation . He also spent the same amount and bribed the cops to ignore the situation .
The complete service of the country fitted the needs of the Saudi prince well .
Because of the importance Yef placed on privacy, his friends would always take the journey to
see him . Although the friendly Yef invited everyone who resided at the hotel, not everyone lived
Some people booked the hotel for a few nights to access this “resourceful” network . Jiang Chen
was quite lucky that he booked out the most expensive hotel . He didn’t know that the Saudi
prince was having a party here .
“Mr . Olaf, are you interested in five oil tankers of crude oil?”
“Of course I am interested . We burn those every day . Haha, Mr . Zachof, if you would please chat
with me . ”
“My pleasure . ”
A deal was made almost every minute between each conversation . Jiang Chen sighed as he
couldn't believe the scene . He witnessed deals happen while eating salmon . What a bizarre idea .
He even heard a few Asian billionaires talk about business, stock markets and even some
private matters . Jiang Chen also heard some quite explosive headlines .
For example, a rumored engaged actress showed up at the real estate tycoon’s room last night .
Also, a female singer known for her pureness was at a sexual party . Jiang Chen even
“Don’t worry, it’s great to see someone in the same trade . ” Bruce sensed Jiang Chen’s cautious
look and waved his hand .
[Oh, he thinks I’m in the same trade as him . ] Jiang Chen didn’t know what to say . “Mhmm? Am I
that obvious?” He didn’t correct him and asked in a curious tone .
“Have you not noticed that the security here is looking at you?” Bruce sipped his glass of wine
and said slowly .
[Looking at me? Why are they looking at me?] Jiang Chen glanced at the guards with their
shades on . Their muscular body looked forceful in his eyes . He didn’t know how Bruce noticed
they were watching him through their shades . Jiang Chen also took a sip of his wine .
“My bad . If you don’t feel comfortable sharing your business, then don’t worry . ” Bruce’s fine
dining etiquette didn’t seem to match his history of violence .
“Oh, it’s not that big of a deal . To put it in simple terms, it has to do with gold . ” Jiang Chen said
“Hmm? Do you work in South Africa? That’s a good place . ” Bruce nodded
“No, it’s in Asia . ” Jiang Chen shook his head . Bruce was quite surprised .
“To my knowledge, Asia is not a hotspot for a lot of business . Is there a lot of business there?”
Bruce looked confused .
“That’s not true . There is a lot of business near the border . We get paid in gold . ” Jiang Chen
made up a story .
Bruce listened to the story and smiled back . He then kept his silence .
A lot of conversations are better when they are off topic, especially for a mercenary like him .
There were usually two types of border businesses . Firearms or drugs . Both of them were not
conversation topics suitable for the public . These types of gathering usually prepared private
rooms for these matters .
These gatherings also had FBI agents lurking around . Questions too specific would be impolite
in public .
The gathering safely reached its conclusion . After the Prince’s romantic remark to the Princess,
the elites began to depart . As Jiang Chen was preparing to leave, Bruce offered him his business
card and said goodbye .
The reason why he chatted with Jiang Chen was primarily because he wanted to keep an eye on
him . Since the gathering was over, he didn’t need to stay there any longer .
Jiang Chen stuffed the business card into his pocket, as he would unlikely meet Bruce again .
Jiang Chen didn’t want to create too much attention in the modern world, but he kept the
business card in case he ever needed something from Bruce .