Alex Rider: Snake Head
Written by Anthony Horowitz: The Project by Ian Sidley
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful writers working in the UK – and is unique for working across so many media. Anthony is a born polymath; juggling writing books, TV series, films, plays and journalism.
Anthony has written many books of adventure, action and thrilling tales of espionage. His most successful novel was the Alex Rider series, the series is full of adventure, thilling tells of action and some drama. That's what makes Horowitz's novels so unique! As many say these books are just filled with tales much like Ian Fliming's James Bond!
MAIN CHARACTER'S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Alex shows his softer side when his friends and family are endangered or just all around terrifying and life threatening. Such as when Alex is sent off to be butchered and have his body parts put on the black market. (pg. 237)
Another strength is when Alex must Yu's plan so Alex can save the world once again! (pg. 376)
Alex Rider was temporarily taken in by the Australian Secret Service to infiltrate and gather intelligence on a large drug and contraband smuggling organization in Indonesia called “Snakehead.” Alex was to do this so that the Australian Secret Service could build up enough evidence to take down Snakehead once and for all. Along the way, Alex realizes that Snakehead is closely intertwined with a terrorist organization he had dealt with in the past named SCORPIA. To infiltrate Snakehead, Alex and his godfather, Ash, pose as a pair of Afghan refugees and pay Snakehead to smuggle them to Australia, all the while, observing and gathering information on the organization. After that Alex was put on to a refugee boat and was being shipped to Bangkok, while on this trip he had an encounter with the captain which resulted in the ship being wreaked and causing his feud with Major Yu. After some time passed Alex found out Yu's plan to detonate a bomb at the bottom of the sea to shift the tectonic plates causing a not so natural disaster. So Alex must sop this bomb from blowing up. Alex and Yu are on a boat right above where the bomb should blow up, when Yu is about to detonate the bomb Alex tackled Yu resulting in Yu falling unconscious for a short amount of time while Alex set the explosive radius to a very minimal frequency and then Alax makes his escape on a life boat. So when Yu wakes up he detonates the bomb that only causes his boat to be destroyed. Then Alex makes his way out to the nearest city to call MI6. That's the end to Alex's Adventures... for now.