By Anthony Horowitz
A charity dealer con artist has raised thousands of bucks in donations, basically to take a position them in a kind of genetically changed corn that has the ability to unlock an airborne pressure of virus so strong it may possibly knock out a whole state in a single windy day. A disaster so far-reaching that it is going to elevate hundreds of thousands of greenbacks extra in charitable donations, all of which might be embezzled via one guy. The antidote? Alex Rider, in fact, who survives gunfire, explosions, and hand-to-hand wrestle with mercenaries - simply one other day within the lifetime of an ordinary child.
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The clock’s pendulum swung back and forth. The mouse blinked, then gathered itself and dashed forward across the hardwood floor. That was when the cat pounced. It streaked from its hiding spot beneath the couch, and a heavy paw knocked the mouse sideways. The mouse skidded across the floor, rolled to its feet, and ran. A shadow passed over TWO AND TWENTY DARK TALES: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes it, and two paws came down on either side of it. The cat batted it across the floor, slamming it into something hard and slick.
And at the far end of the room, so immense it should not have fit, a grandfather clock of wood and gold and diamonds. Its base and sides were carved with runes that, Amarind knew from experience, made your vision blur if you stared at them too long. The clockface was carved of diamond, but had no arms. The pendulum and weights were solid gold, and despite the glass covering, the power leaking out of the clock was enough to make Amarind shiver. ” she said carefully. “I’m here,” the Witch said. And she was, sitting in the chair at the head of the table.
Hide? Draw the knife? ” and a noblewoman came into the library, giggling behind her handkerchief. She stopped giggling, stood in the doorway, and stared. King Cedric stopped short. After a long moment, he said, “Summon the guards, please. ” *** The guards recognized her at once. She saw it in their faces, in the way they hesitated before taking her by the arms, in the gentle way they escorted her through the halls. ” Kind Cedric looked at her over his shoulder, nothing uncertain in his glance. She glared back.
Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider, Book 8) by Anthony Horowitz