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Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider)

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The job is meant to be free of major risks, but this proves far from the truth when Alex discovers that the manager of the charity is also there, and seemingly involved in a conspiracy. During the journey, Sabina's father, Edward Pleasure, tells Alex about their host Desmond McCain: the story involves how McCain was found, as a baby, abandoned in a bag of McCain's Oven Chips (which is where his name comes from), his time as a professional boxer, becoming a property developer and MP for the Conservative Party, imprisonment for fraud, and apparent conversion to Christianity and founding a charity.

The story starts when the protagonist, Alex, attends a New Year party in Scotland with a friend of his and her father, a journalist.

Alex doesn't want to carry out any more missions for MI6, but is forced to when a rogue journalist comes after him threatening to expose Alex and ruin any chance he has of a normal life.

He works for an Indian Intelligence Agency hell-bent on taking revenge on the bad guy for orchestrating the bombing in India. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country.

McCain meets him and tells him, over a dinner of ostrich that night, about his plan: to bring about a biblical plague that will destroy half the continent of Africa to earn billions of dollars, pounds, euros and other currencies through a fake charity appeal by First Aid (showing the Elm's Cross video), arguing that his plan comes from a lifetime belief that money is power and respect. The very first page contained the action and sinisterness that is so trademark of Alex Rider, and it didn't stop. I had to force my willing suspension of disbelief for this sequence, but Horowitz is one of those storytellers that I'm happy to do that for. I'm so invested in this series and for what, for some government official to say that because he's a kid, he's not worth their time?

But as I grew older (and my original audience entered their twenties) I felt a need to move into adult writing. Anyway, I bet you anything the only reason he hadn't stolen it was because it was much too heavy and useless for lil brat, being a complicated piece of machinery.

They stop off at some African village-ey place for fuel, and as Indian spy is lecturing Alex, his brains get blown out by bad guy, who has also stopped for fuel. Kerana ingin mengekang identitinya sebagai agen MI6 terbongkar Alex terpaksa meminta pertolongan daripada Blunt. Alex has been through so much in a year and i feel so bad for this kid because he keeps getting brought back into this world and after telling himself again and again.

However, while there, he is ambushed by three Chinese men, who claim that they have come for revenge for Major Yu, and they try to kill him. After cutting my teeth on the hugely popular show, Robin of Sherwood, I moved on to work with David Suchet and his brilliant portrayal of Hercule Poirot, writing about nine or ten episodes of Agatha Christie's Poirot.The man seems startled when he later comes upon Alex and his friend's father discussing his homework about GM crops. When Bulman has his life taken away from him by MI6, the newspapers show a Chief Superintendent Stephen Leather heading the fake murder investigation. After McCain finds out about Alex's secret life with MI6, Alex is heavily drugged and kidnapped by Bennett whilst on his way to school the next day. First off, we're introduced to Ravi Chandra, who plants a bomb in a nuclear power station and doesn't live very long.

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