Novel Name : Trapped By Tainted Love

Chapter 26: The Strange Project Manager

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In the study of the Bennet family‘s mansion...

"Miss Bennet, who did you say Mr.Sullivan asked you to investigate?" Andy asked, looking at Rachel.

She looked away from the computer screen and met Andy‘s gaze.

"The project manager of the KD Group.What‘s the matter? Is there something strange about that

After saying that, she looked at the computer again.

Rachel had just returned from the Sullivan Group‘s building.

On her way back, she googled the KD Group using her mobile phone, and she now had a general idea
of the company.

The KD Group‘s headquarters was located in Wall Street, and it started as an oil mining company.

Later on, they bought several mines to exploit raw gemstones.

At present, it was now supplying raw materials for thirty percent of the jewelry brands all around the

The Sullivan Group had been wanting to enter the jewelry industry and create an independent brand.

Recently, the KD Group had been intending to raise funds of their own, and Victor wanted to know who
was in charge of financing the project.

Probably, because he wanted the Sullivan Group to enter the market through participating in KD‘s
financing The information scattered on the Internet was varied.

Rachel only skimmed a few of them, but she never found any information on the financial manager of
this project.

Obviously, she wasn‘t happy about it.

It was acceptable for the manager‘s private information like birth date or experience to not be present
on the Internet, but it made no sense that the person‘s name and gender couldn‘t be found as well.

"Miss Bennet, I think we should give up on looking for this person."

Andy put down a book on economic laws and walked to Rachel‘s side.

She then closed the web browser, glanced at him, and asked, "Why? What‘s so special about this KD

"You‘re never going to find any information about it because Mr.Sullivan knew that already.He did it on
purpose.I‘m sure he wanted to scare you off."

Andy sat down to contemplate for a moment.

Seconds later, he said, "The KD Group is just a supplier of raw gemstones.It‘s not the biggest in the
world, and there‘s nothing special about them.It‘s just that this specific manager is quite peculiar."

Rachel raised an eyebrow but said nothing.She looked at Andy, motioning him to go on.

"This certain project manager became part of the KD Group two years ago.Miss Bennet, you must‘ve
already searched the KD Group.Do you know when it began to do well?" Rachel nodded.

"Two years ago, right?"

"According to public information regarding the KD Group, two years ago, the company‘s business
skyrocketed significantly.They had made no mistakes in decision–making, which surprised their

competitors in their respective industry.Since then, the company had quickly occupied thirty percent of
the rough diamond supply in the market.But there‘s one thing you probably don‘t know.Two years prior
to the KD Group‘s success, the company was just a small supplier, barely occupying five percent of the
market.In the past two years, its market share has multiplied.And this achievement had something to
do with the peculiar project manager."

Indeed, Rachel knew little about what Andy was talking about.

She only skimmed through the company‘s development.

Now that she knew that, this project manager sounded like a very capable person.

"Is this what makes the project manager so special? I think this only proves the KD Group‘s capabilities
in hiring the right people.Of course, this manager must have outstanding business acumen, but what
does that have to do with my investigation?"

"Miss Bennet, if you‘re one of the KD Group‘s competitors and you know it employs a very capable
manager, what would you do?"

Rachel leaned on the table, supporting her chin with her fist, and said, "I‘ll find a way to convince this
manager to work for me."

After saying that, something dawned on her.

The look on her face froze for a moment, and she put her hand down while looking at Andy.

"Andy, are you saying that..."

"If you‘re able to figure that out, then the KD Group‘s competitors have already thought of it as
well.Many people are attempting to poach this manager using astronomically high salaries, but after so
long, nobody has ever succeeded."

Rachel‘s eyes darkened.

She remembered how she didn‘t find anything on the web about this manager.

"The reason no one has succeeded is because nobody knows this manager‘s identity, right? That‘s
why even if they offer this person a high price, it wouldn‘t do them any good."

Andy nodded in agreement.

"Over the past two years, this manager has not shown up in any event.Nobody knows the manager‘s
name and gender aside from the senior executives of the KD Group.That‘s what really makes this
person special.Thus, many people have theorized that the manager never existed in the first place, and
it‘s all a ruse made by the KD Group."

"That is weird,’ Rachel thought.

‘Nowadays, anyone can find almost anything on the Internet.How has this person hid their identity so
well? To top it off, they managed to do it for two years! How could that not be weird?‘

"Haven‘t their competitors tried to hire any hackers to investigate the manager?"

"Yes, they have," Andy replied.

"But they all failed.That‘s why I said Mr.Sullivan did it on purpose.He‘s asking you to find out all the
information regarding this person within twenty–four hours.If those hackers hired for a high price
couldn‘t find that information for two years, what chance do we have of finding it? It‘s simply an
impossible task!"

‘Even hackers couldn‘t find it, huh?‘ Rachel‘s interest was piqued.

"If this person really doesn‘t exist, then why did the KD Group build up the entire ruse? Are they trying
to keep their opponents vigilant? That makes no sense.As long as this person really exists, I‘m sure
there will be clues that would lead to his or her identity.If those hackers failed to do it, it just means they
suck." Rachel smirked.

"Miss Bennet..."

Rachel met Andy‘s gaze and said, "Andy, this is the only way we can save the Bennet Group, so I
refuse to give up.Even if we only have twenty–four hours, I‘ll try to find this manager no matter how
hard it could get.Victor can‘t scare me off, because that word doesn‘t exist in my vocabulary."

Andy was surprised to hear such bold words from Rachel.

The Strange Project Manager –For a moment, he saw a glimpse of Elisa in her.

Although the Bennet family was rich and powerful, it was nothing compared to the other wealthy and
influential families in the city.

To them, the Bennet family was insignificant.

But despite that fact, Elisa‘s name was known far and wide.

She was a beautiful as a fairy.She was well-bred and gentle, but she always acted decisively.

After the death of her parents, she took over the Bennet Group alone and ran the business on her own.

Back then, everyone thought she was just a spoiled lady who grew up knowing nothing other than
having fun, and they thought Elisa wouldn‘t be able to run the Bennet Group.

But against all odds, she made it.

Thanks to her efforts, the company reached greater heights.

Andy remembered how he once went to a dinner party with Elisa, aiming to sign a contract.

As the Bennet Group‘s lawyer, he had to be present at all times to prevent someone from tampering
with the contract whenever Elisa was drunk.

That day, before she went to that dinner, Elisa had just finished another socializing activity.

She had drunk a lot of wine, and she was getting a little tipsy while waiting for her client in one of the
restaurant‘s VIP rooms.

Andy remembered how he poured her a glass of lemonade and said, "Miss.Bennet, I heard this person
is difficult to deal with.Those who had wanted to cooperate with him in the past got so drunk that they
were sent to the hospital for alcohol intoxication, but in the end, he didn‘t sign their contracts.On top of
that, his terms and conditions are particularly tricky."

"What are you trying to say?"

Elisa put the glass of lemonade on the table.

"Are you persuading me to give up on this cooperation?"

"That‘s not what I‘m saying.I‘m just worried you‘ll get hammered tonight, and in the end, he still won‘t
agree to work with us," replied Andy.

Elisa lowered her head in silence.

He couldn‘t tell what she was thinking at the moment.

After a long silence, Elisa drank half of the lemonade, put the glass down, and raised her eyebrows at

"Getting scared isn‘t in my vocabulary."

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