Taking place between Australia and Bangkok, Australia being where the Ark Angel crashed, Alex is given an unplanned crazy test and is then sent off with the godfather he never knew to infiltrate terrorist Winston Yu, one of the leaders of Scorpia, impersonating Afghan refugees pretending to be smuggled into Australia to find out how Winston Yu smuggles them.
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this book, but I had a sudden feeling that I definitely would when Alex is brought into an arena and bets against one of those professional Afghan wrestlers. It takes place in two chapters, and one of them ends in "He was going to have to cheat." And I was going along with Alex in what his plan was and all of a sudden knew what was going to happen and it did. I wouldn't call a book like that predictable, I would call a book like that one I could really dive into. As well as a crazy aftermath.
Sorry to say it's been a very long time since I read this book, so I don't remember everything from the book; but I do know that I remember quite a lot, especially this prison-break-like-escape that gives off a bit of a mystery as to how Alex will get out of this and it's a marvel to see it slowly unfold. Anthony Horowitz really showed off his imagination. Also, when it comes to smuggling people into different countries, sometimes books can make you personally agree that smuggling is the right thing, especially if it's out of a country like Afghanistan, even if the smugglers are of Scorpia, but here it works out fine because of not only the memory of how Alex was shot in cold-blood at the end of the fifth book, but the extremity of it all. It also gives off a very brutal punch of a twist, but I was a little sad not in terms of anger but just sadness. And that doesn't ruin the whole book, it just gave me a lot to think about.