Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider, Book 8) by Anthony Horowitz

By Anthony Horowitz

It?s simply one other day within the lifetime of a standard child. If you?re Alex Rider, that is.
A con artist has learned there's great funds in charity? the larger the catastrophe, the larger the cash circulation! in order that is what he'll produce: the most important catastrophe identified to guy, all due to genetically converted corn which could unencumber a deadly disease so powerful it may well knock out a complete nation in a single windy day. yet Alex Rider will face no matter what it takes?gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand wrestle with mercenaries? to deliver down his most deadly adversary yet.
frequently imitated, by no means equaled, the sequence that caused a studying phenomenon is again, exhilarating and addictive as ever.

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He had travelled widely and mixed with important people,’ recalled a fellow pupil, Henrik Dentro. ‘He told us sometimes about his visits to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, the marvels of Luxor, sailing on the Nile, but he never boasted about it or bragged about his rich uncle in Cairo, or anything like that . . He never had a close friend. I sat next to him for a long time, but we never became very close. ’ At 16, George was a confident, self-contained boy. He was of medium height, dark and handsome, but looked much younger than his years.

His uncle and aunt decided to send him to a French school so he could might become fluent in the language of choice for the Middle East’s educated classes. At the Lycée he was alienated from his peers, surrounded by rich Egyptian boys, most of them older, who spoke Arabic outside the classroom. Only when he was moved to the English School in 1937 did he begin to settle down in his new surroundings. This establishment resembled a traditional English public school, with prefects, morning prayers and corporal punishment, although most of the pupils were ‘day boys’ rather than boarders.

In London, the bombardment dispelled any qualms the War Office and Bomber Command had over incurring civilian casualties in Britain’s planned attacks on Germany’s industrial centres. Not only had Rotterdam fallen that afternoon, but by nightfall the nation as a whole – with the exception of the province of Zeeland – had capitulated. General Henri Winkelman, commander-in-chief of the Dutch forces, felt he had no alternative as the Germans were threatening to mete out similar treatment to other major cities like Utrecht and Amsterdam.

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