By Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider has been via much for his fourteen years. he is been shot at via 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 avoid wasting the area. And two times, he has nearly been killed doing it. yet now Alex faces anything much more harmful. The desperation of a guy who has misplaced every little thing he cared for: his state and his basically son. a guy who simply occurs to have a nuclear weapon and a significant grudge opposed to the loose global. to determine his loved 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, teenager undercover agent Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked shorelines of Miami the entire option to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come alongside for the exciting experience of an entire life.
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Extra gunfire. Alex observed of the boys move down, through the 3rd, his arms scrabbling on the air as he used to be shot within the again. there has been a unmarried shot from a window. an individual was once attempting to struggle again. A grenade curved throughout the air and onto the roof of the construction. there has been an explosion and part the wall blew out, became matchwood. the subsequent time Alex regarded, the window, and most likely the fellow in the back of it, have been destroyed. The assault had come with none caution in any respect. Sarov’s males were good armed and ready. just a handful of sailors have been on the backyard and so they had all been asleep. It used to be over in a short time. The ringing stopped. Smoke curled out of the broken construction. A determine floated earlier, facedown within the water. The harbor were taken. Sarov was once in overall command. the driving force climbed out of the truck, went quick round the entrance, and opened the door for Alex. He climbed down awkwardly, his palms nonetheless chained jointly. Sarov’s males had moved into the second one part of the operation. our bodies have been being conducted of sight. the opposite truck reversed, relocating in the direction of the water’s area. The officer from the airport referred to as out an order and the warriors scattered, taking on positions that they have to have labored out months prior to. It appeared not likely that anyone could have had time to elevate the alarm, but when somebody approached the backyard from Murmansk, they'd locate it defended. Sarov now stood to at least one aspect with Conrad at the back of him. He used to be taking a look at anything. Alex his eyes. The submarines! Alex gasped. the following was once what this entire factor have been approximately! there have been simply 4 of them, bloated steel beasts that lay half-submerged within the sea, secured by means of ropes as thick as a man’s waist. every one used to be the scale of an place of work development became on its aspect. The submarines had no markings whatever and no flags. They appeared to be covered in black oil or tar. Their turrets, set good again, have been closed and sturdy. Alex shivered. He by no means idea a laptop may well truly emanate evil, yet those did. They have been as darkish and as chilly because the water that lapped round them. They regarded like the bombs they'd develop into. 3 of the submarines have been in a line, moored opposed to the aspect of the harbor. The fourth used to be in a bay of its personal, a bit means out. Alex spotted a crane on the finish of a quay, correct subsequent to the water. Years in the past it may were painted yellow, yet so much of its colour had flaked off. The regulate cabin used to be in basic terms approximately ten yards above the floor with a ladder achieving as much as it. The arm of the crane slanted up, then bent down, mimicking the neck and head of a fowl. This used to be a crane with out hook. in its place, there has been a around, steel disc like an outsized tub plug dangling beneath the arm, attached to it via a sequence and a chain of electrical cables. Conrad shouted anything and the protect led Alex over to a fantastic handrail at the fringe of the jetty. It had evidently been put there to prevent a person from falling in and it was once securely bolted to the floor. The safeguard unlocked his hand, then pulled with the chain, best Alex like a puppy.