Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider)

By Anthony Horowitz

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Scorpia has dogged Alex Rider for many of his lifestyles. They killed his mom and dad, they did their most sensible to con Alex into turning traitor, and so they simply continue coming again with extra strength. Now the world's most threatening 17 november is twiddling with hearth within the world's such a lot flamable land: the center East. nobody understands Scorpia like Alex. And nobody understands how top to get to Alex like Scorpia. earlier.

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They have been a part of the development. not anyone had thought of that they may signify a possibility. yet they have been fallacious. one of many vehicles belonged to a tv corporation cal ed Al Minya and had arrived with the identify in vibrant purple letters and a pyramid brand painted at the facet. It carried the proper allow, and the driving force, wearing white overal s with an identical purple pyramid on his best pocket, had proven what looked to be an genuine identification. but when somebody had determined to mobile Al Minya—which was once a true cable company—they might were advised that they weren’t real y protecting the speech. They hadn’t despatched an OBU, even if, because it occurred, one among their autos had lately needed to pass in for maintenance. in the event that they had checked the vehicle plate, they'd have found that this was once the lacking automobile. they could then have found that the motive force— shaven headed and equipped like a bul dog—had by no means labored in tv and that his genuine identify was once Erik Gunter. And ultimate y, they may have searched the van and located an English schoolboy, sitting along with his palms tied and a gag in his mouth, a prisoner, inside of. that they had introduced Alex Rider again from the Siwa Oasis that afternoon, touchdown the Sikorsky H-34 on the similar construction website the place he were taken from the Northern Cemetery. He used to be donning his Cairo Col ege uniform and used to be securely belted in position. with out the belt, he may have slumped ahead. He appeared to be part asleep. Gunter was once ready with the Al Minya van while the helicopter landed, or even he used to be a bit shocked by way of the swap within the boy who have been captured forty-eight hours ahead of. regardless of his time within the solar, Alex was once an ashen white and there has been a misplaced, empty caliber to his eyes. while he used to be ordered to step down from the cabin, he did simply that, and he didn’t circulate as his arms have been tied up in entrance of him. Gunter led him into the van. Alex stumbled in brief on the doorway, steadying himself on one of many counter tops. yet he acknowledged not anything and he didn’t try and withstand. There infrequently appeared any element gagging him. He regarded thoroughly defeated. “What have you ever performed to him? ” Gunter requested. Julius Grief had sprung down from the helicopter and fol owed them around the rubble-strewn flooring. Like Alex, he used to be in class uniform. “We performed a bit shaggy dog story on him,” he defined. “But I don’t imagine he loved it. ” 4 hours later, the Al Minya van was once as a substitute on the very finish of the road, farthest clear of the doorway the place the secretary of kingdom had arrived. besides al the opposite OBUs, it was once plugged into the most feed being introduced by means of the tv community contained in the meeting Hal and bought a similar photographs as al the inside track channels. Julius Grief hadn’t include them. Gunter and Alex have been on my own. Gunter was once starting to suppose unnerved by way of the lengthy silence and through the semiconscious boy sitting tied by way of his palms and ft to a steel chair among banks of equipment. He took out his gun—it was once a black, Russian-made Tokarev TT-33, an identical gun that Alex had present in his office—and laid it at the table, inside effortless achieve.

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