Topic: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

The book started off in the Southern Mediterranean where the Protagonist ,Alex Rider,  is on vacation with some friends when he spots the boat of the man that killed his uncle. Alex feels as though he can never escape danger. Even though he is on vacation and that the killer probably doesn't know that he's there he still fells as though he should know what he is up to. Alex overheard a conversation that the killer was having on the phone that related to his next victim. I can relate to what happened that night when Alex and his friend Sabina were watching the sunset and a helicopter and police car rushed by. They followed the units to their holiday home where they discovered that it had been blown up. Motivated by fury Alex ran back to where the Killer's boat was located. He quickly disarmed the man on the dock and made his way onto the boat where he found the killer and held a gun to his head. However the boat boy grabbed Alex from behind where he was interrogated by the crew members.

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

Yassen had decided Alex's fate. Alex was to participate in a bullfight if he did not die in the ring he would soon after be shot by One of Yassen's men. Amazingly Alex escaped but flinging a sword into the shoulder of one of Yassen's men. Eventually he made his way back to England where he found himself back in his old life of being a fourteen year old boy. Him and Sabina met up for lunch where he explained everything that had happened to him in the last couple years. Amazingly enough she didn't believe any of it and he found himself attempting to show her the office of the agency.

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

After Sabina left in fury, because she thought that Alex had lied to her. Alex was greeted by Mrs. Jones (one of the head people working at the agency) and she lead him into the M16 headquarters where Mr. Blunt was waiting for them. After a long heated discussion about what had happened in the South of France Alex left full of anger that they had not believed him. Arriving at home he discovered a gift outside his front door. It was a bicycle made especially for him with certain attachments manufactured for a spy.

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

When Alex found out that Damian Cray was going to be displaying the new game console he had designed, Alex knew that he had to attend. By using the method of pick pocketing that his uncle "Ian Rider" had taught him he was able to steal a ticket into the event. When inside he soon discovered that the console was more advanced than anything he had ever seen. He got to find out first hand just how incredible it really was when he was asked to demonstrate it. Alex had almost completed the first stage when Damian bumped his arm and killed him.

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

Alex was infuriated that Damian had killed his character int he game but he understood that Cray had a product to defend. Later that night he discovered on the news that a women had been run over by a car and killed. This happened to be the same women that had deliberately questioned Damian earlier at the event. With this in mind Alec knew that Cray was up to something. He and Jack decided to go to Holland where one of Cray's mansions were located. It was here that he had broke into the compound by disguising himself as a character on the side of a truck. Alex soon found Cray and witnessed a plane catch fire but not burn. He followed Damian into the basement of the Main building of the compound where he discovered Yassen Gregorovitch and two other men discussing an event that Cray called "Eagle Strike" that would take place two days in the future. It was here that Alex witnessed a man being murdered by two million dollars worth of nickels. Alex's escape was stopped in seconds when a security guard caught and presented him to Cray who exclaimed, "Alex Rider, how lovely to see you again! Please come and join us for a drink while you find out how you're going to die!"

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

Alex was soon dragged away from the lounge and thrown into a cell made completely from sheet metal. The last thing he heard before the door closed was the security guard telling him that he either found the way or starved. He soon discovered a trap door underneath the bed. He climbed in and was soon trapped when the door closed behind him and he felt a brick wall ahead of him. However he found another doorway which lead to a ladder leading to the surface. When he climbed into the light he found himself inside a life sized version of the deadly game he had tested back in London.

Re: Eagle Strike- Anthony Horowitz

Alex realized that the only way that he could beat the game was to make his own rules. When he arrived at the stage where spears were shot across the room he tossed a sock down the hall and set off the sensor he picked up a broken one and kept it for later use. When entering the chamber where he was to jump across the platforms be burnt the line of which an electric beast would have swept down and knocked him into the drop below. He beat the rainforest stage by shooting the broken spear into the mouth of the snake using the crossbow of which he collected earlier. His only chance at beating the last stage was to fake his death. He used wires from a security camera and the spear from the snake. As well as blood from the snake and faked his death. remarkably it worked and his pursuers left through a door in the side.