Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider)

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Alex tells him the truth, but McCain seemingly changes his mind (though it is debatable whether he wanted to kill Alex anyway) and leaves him with the crocodiles. First off, we're introduced to Ravi Chandra, who plants a bomb in a nuclear power station and doesn't live very long. Alex is flown, under the guise of a severely brain-damaged sixteen-year-old, to the disused Simba Camp in Kenya, which McCain owns.

The next day, McCain interrogates Alex, torturing him by making him hang over a river which is infested with crocodiles. So, originally, Indian spy wants to bomb bad guy’s plane, but since he’s passed out and all, Alex figures he won't mind if he steals his bomb and uses it to destroy a dam to drown all the wheat crops. A nuclear technician in India planted a bomb on a dumpster in a nuclear power station in Jowada but was killed when he activated it . Alex doesn’t have a good track record with internationally known do-gooders so you can bet this guy won’t be much better. He succeeds in breaking in and downloading the entire contents of Straik's computer, but Straik appears and he is forced to hide behind a large mirror.Cool fight involving a gun, the same yucky mushroom soup, barrels of leaded oil, and a leftover explosive that Alex hadn’t used on his mission in the GM foods place, and then boom. I am not sure how many more of these Horowitz is planning on writing, but every time I finish a new one I cross my fingers that it's not the last. The fact that Alex involved himself in so much of the bad guy's overall plot was different, and it makes sense given that Alex is the kind of kid that he is.

They survive, and luckily all three are rescued by a man named Rahim, whose origins are currently unknown. As Alex, Sabina, and her father drive home, a sniper shoots the tire of their car, causing them to lose control and crash into a loch. Among the charities to respond to the disaster is First Aid, a British charity known for its unfailing generosity and being there as soon as possible.Anthony Horowitz needs to realise that eight books on, his formula is starting to get a liiiiitle bit old - it works when you are younger, but I guess the series just doesn't hold the same appeal for me anymore. Most boys his age wouldn't walk away from a mystery or a grievance either, and would look for ways to strike back. Maybe not exactly as brilliant and heartfelt as the previous ones in the series (this is the 8th book after all).

These story's are gripping moving and sometimes disturbing but that's what makes them so hard to put down. 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.I liked all of Alex's near-death experiences in this volume, particularly because it would be SUPER hard to survive them. 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, but Alex manages to kill Desmond McCain in the end. He has an ingenious plan to create just such a crisis in Africa via bioengineered poisonous plant spores destined to kill thousands and profiting from the millions of dollars that roll into his charity. But a simple card game between them rapidly leads to a duel to the death - one that could result in the destruction of an entire country. Alex is sent to the school principal, Henry Bray, and receives one day's suspension after apparently falling through the emergency door of the coach on the school trip, and getting badly injured; the injuries really came from his chase at Greenfields.

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