By Anthony Horowitz
Splashing down off the coast of Australia, Alex is quickly operating undercover – this time for ASIS, the Australian mystery carrier – on a venture to infiltrate the legal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless global of the Snakehead. confronted with an previous enemy and bothered by way of his personal prior, Alex is stuck among mystery companies, without one to belief – and this time he wishes all his wits to survive...
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Alex requested. “Flares,” Smithers spoke back. He reached out and shook Alex’s hand. “Good good fortune, my boy. And one final observe of recommendation. ” He leaned ahead as though petrified of being overheard. “I wouldn’t belief those Australians if I have been you. I suggest, they’re no longer a foul lot. yet they're a bit tough, in the event you understand what I suggest. They don’t play through the foundations. simply preserve your wits approximately you. ” He tapped the aspect of his nostril. “And demand aid the instant you would like us. That Ben Daniels is an efficient man. He won’t allow you to down. ” Alex accrued up his few guns and left the room. As he left, he heard Smithers buzzing in the back of him. The track used to be that previous Australian favourite, “Waltzing Matilda. ” Alex puzzled what Smithers had intended through his caution. Did he quite recognize anything that Alex didn’t, or was once he simply being mischievous? Ben Daniels used to be ready at the different facet. “Are you prepared, Cub? ” he requested. “Armed and dangerous,” Alex responded. the 2 of them left jointly. 12 THE SILENT STREETS ASH was once ALREADY within the room while Alex obtained again. before everything he was once offended. “Where the hell have you ever been, Alex? ” he growled. “I used to be frightened approximately you. I instructed you to attend for me right here. ” Then his eyes narrowed. He glanced down at Alex’s waist. “That’s a pleasant belt. the place did you get it? ” Alex used to be inspired. His godfather had spent part his existence as a undercover agent, and naturally he have been informed to note each element. regardless of every thing that had occurred within the final twenty-four hours, Ash had instantly picked up in this one tiny swap in Alex’s visual appeal. “It was once given to me,” Alex acknowledged. “Who by means of? ” “I met a few previous friends…” quick Alex defined what had occurred: how he had noticeable Ben Daniels within the crowd, him to Wat Ho, and located himself within the MI6 stronghold. Mrs. Jones had given him permission to inform Ash approximately Royal Blue, and he pointed out the prospective hyperlink among significant Yu and Scorpia. Ash’s eyes grew darkish while he heard the identify. “Nobody instructed me they have been involved,” he muttered. “I don’t like this, Alex. And nor will Ethan Brooke. You and that i are supposed to be accumulating info. not anything extra, not anything much less. Now it’s getting messy. ” “That’s no longer my fault, Ash. ” “Maybe I may still visit this temple, have a be aware with Mrs. Jones. ” Ash inspiration for a second, then shook his head. “No. There’s no element in arguing along with her. move on…” Alex went on together with his tale. It appeared that he was once now operating now not for one yet mystery providers. He intended Ash had some extent. The challenge had definitely been bent out of form, and without warning there has been a ticking bomb on the middle of it. Why did Scorpia desire Royal Blue? If Scorpia was once concerned, it was once sure to be anything big—and they wouldn’t care what number of people died. yet why this bomb? Why now not the other? Alex attempted to place it out of his head. He complete through describing how once more Smithers had built him. “So Smithers continues to be with MI6! ” Ash smiled in brief. “He’s relatively a personality. And he provided the belt? What does it do…besides preserve your pants up? ” “I haven’t had an opportunity to ascertain it yet,” Alex admitted. “But there’s a knife within the buckle.