Jing Yi has received an Assignment from his contact in the police. Specifically, the assignment is that a rumor says that Oscar Latz is selling some manner of illegal French pornography, and it is Jing Yi's job to investigate this and see if they can use it as an excuse to shut down the bookshop which is selling anarchist propaganda that is "not" "technically" "illegal."

He is also interested in getting Evie some book recommendations.

Assuming Oscar will let him in, of course. He ends up standing awkwardly on the doormat. "I'm very aware that you don't want me to darken your doorstep, but someone else has a problem that you'd be in a better position to help solve."