By Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider, teenager secret agent, has consistently been instructed he's the spitting photo of the daddy he by no means knew. but if Alex learns that his father can have been an murderer for the main deadly and robust Revolutionary Organization 17 November on the earth, Scorpia, his international shatters. Now Scorpia wishes Alex on their part, and Alex not has the energy to struggle them. that's, until eventually he learns of Scorpia’s most up-to-date plot: an operation identified in simple terms as “Invisible Sword” that might bring about the loss of life of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Can Alex hinder the slaughter, or will Scorpia end up as soon as and for all that the fear aren't stopped?
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Instead he stayed in the cell, waiting for lock-up. He squatted on his bunk, back against the wall, feet on the bed edge, so that his knees were tight against his chest. The pot was the object of his concentration. He was trapped, just like Hargrave had said he was: there wasn’t any comparison to anything he’d known outside, no matter how expert he had been. Tough spots, certainly: apparently disastrous on several occasions. But there’d always been room to move, to manoeuvre: somewhere, if winning was impossible, where he could run.
It was a fitting reaction, decided Charlie. He was being a prick. ‘Chekhov,’ identified Wilson. ‘Yes,’ agreed Harkness. ’ The British Director looked down at the chosen identification message. ‘If I lived in Moscow,’ he quoted. ’ ‘The preceding lines provide the response,’ said Harkness. ”’ ‘Good,’ judged Wilson. ’ asked Harkness. Wilson shook his head. ‘There are two characters in it, Medvedenko and Masha,’ reminded the deputy. ” And Masha replies “I’m in mourning for my life. ”’ ‘Maybe that’ll be appropriate,’ agreed Wilson.
You might have been good once, Charlie. I know you were good once. I’ve had the lectures about your expertise more times than I can remember. But you lost it. I don’t care whether you consider yourself a traitor or what you think you are. It doesn’t matter. OK, so maybe you were set up. It happens, in the business. Our business. And maybe you taught them a lesson. Which doesn’t often happen in the business. But they won in the end, Charlie. The establishment always does. ’ ‘Bollocks,’ said Charlie, unable to think of anything better but wishing he could.