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Snakehead (Alex Rider)

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We also learn in this one that Alex has a god father who was his fathers best friend and they are soon put on a mission together. I was really hoping things would look up for Alex and he would finally have a good family member who he could trust and actually have to be in his life boy was i wrong. Ash who like Alex was working with MI6 turns out to be a double agent and in fact working for scorpia. Just please can something go right for Alex? can we have someone come into his life who's not trying to kill him for once just once please. In Australia, Ethan Brooke, head of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), coerces Alex into helping him by pairing him with agent Ash, who was his godfather and once his father's best friend, to investigate the powerful Snakehead Ring under Winston Yu, after two failed attempts to infiltrate the organization. Alex then travels to Bangkok, Thailand where he meets Ash. He explains that he and Alex will take on the identities of Afghan refugees who have paid the Snakehead to smuggle them into Australia. Throughout their journey they are to identify key members of the Snakehead and find out their operations.

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There were also other parts of the book that seemed racist to me. The way Alex views places like Bangkok and Jakarta is not very flattering, obviously those cities are very different from what he's used to so I'm not saying he had to think they were great cities, but he sounds absolutely revolted. Anthony Horowitz also describes a Chinese character as a "chinaman" at one point, a term I thought we had kinda left behind at this point. Snakehead is the seventh book in the Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz. It stars Alexander "Alex" Rider, who is a teenaged MI6 agent.As usual, quite an unbelievable story. Wierd, hard to grab at places, obvious and childish at others. And setting mind to work, as always xD.

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Alex finally got his hands on a gun, which was refreshing. But..guess what? He missed, lol. Not that it sonds unlikely. A miserably unhappy and overweight child, Anthony had nowhere to turn for solace. "Family meals," he recalls, "had calories running into the thousands…. I was an astoundingly large, round child…." At the age of eight he was sent off to boarding school, a standard practice of the times and class in which he was raised. While being away from home came as an enormous relief, the school itself, Orley Farm, was a grand guignol horror with a headmaster who flogged the boys till they bled. "Once the headmaster told me to stand up in assembly and in front of the whole school said, 'This boy is so stupid he will not be coming to Christmas games tomorrow.' I have never totally recovered." To relieve his misery and that of the other boys, he not unsurprisingly made up tales of astounding revenge and retribution.

Snakehead is the seventh novel in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in Australia on 28 September 2007, in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2007, and in the US on 13 November 2007. The title comes from the name given to Asian gangs involved in people smuggling illegal passports, visas, weapons, and more. Snakehead takes place directly after the events of Ark Angel, with Alex finding himself in Australian waters where he landed at the end of that story.

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