By Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider has been via much for his fourteen years. he is been shot at through overseas terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with natural evil. two times, younger Alex has controlled to save lots of the realm. And two times, he has virtually been killed doing it. yet now Alex faces whatever much more harmful. The desperation of a guy who has misplaced every little thing he cared for: his state and his in simple terms son. a guy who simply occurs to have a nuclear weapon and a major grudge opposed to the loose global. to work out his cherished Russia once more be a dominant strength, he'll cease at not anything. except Alex can cease him first... Uniting forces with America's personal CIA for the 1st time, youngster secret agent Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked shorelines of Miami all of the approach to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come alongside for the exciting trip of an entire life.
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The guard alerted the police and we had the whole place searched. The Millennium Building, the courts, the cafes … everywhere. It took three days. There are no terrorist cells active in London at the moment, thank goodness, but there was always a chance that some lunatic might have planted a bomb. We had the anti-terrorist squad in. Sniffer dogs. Nothing! Whoever it was had vanished into thin air and it seemed he’d left nothing behind. “Now, here’s the strange thing, Alex. He didn’t leave anything, but nor did he take anything.
He was wearing a short-sleeved shirt. And there, on his arm, just where the material ended, was a large red circle. Alex had never seen anything quite like it. A plain, undecorated circle with no writing, no sign of a picture. What could it mean? The guard suddenly turned and saw Alex looking at him. It had happened very quickly and Alex was annoyed with himself for not taking more care. The guard didn’t stop talking but he shifted his body so that the arm with the tattoo was away from Alex’s view.
The Cessna had been equipped with a thermal intensifier, similar to the sort used in American spy satellites. He flicked a switch and glanced at the display. A few birds appeared as tiny pinpricks of red. There were more dots pulsating in the swamp. Crocodiles or perhaps manatees. And a single dot about twenty metres from the runway. He turned to speak to the man called Carlo but there was no need. Carlo was already leaning over his shoulder, staring at the screen. Carlo nodded. There was only one man waiting for them, as agreed.
Skeleton Key (Alex Rider Adventure) by Anthony Horowitz