By Chris Ryan

You get up in a dismal room without concept the place you're. you're gagged and compelled right into a ready truck. you could have performed not anything mistaken. What may you do?

Fourteen-year-old Ben travels to Pakistan on a college trade programme. Ben and his Pakistani host, Aaarya, locate themselves within the unsuitable position on the improper time. They see whatever they don't seem to be speculated to and are abducted through a few unusual males. stuck up in a terrifying deliberate terrorist assault which can break Southern Afghanistan, killing hundreds of thousands, Ben and Aarya are dragged during the such a lot terrifying battleground on this planet.

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His rifle was no longer strapped across his back; it was in his fist and pointing in their direction. The man shouted an instruction and Raheem immediately let go. Ben wanted to run, but he knew he couldn’t. He had the business end of a gun pointing straight at him. From somewhere he heard the dog bark twice; closer to hand, he heard Aarya sobbing with fear. The man approached, an angry glare on his face. He was right above Ben now, and the gun was only inches away. It happened in a single movement.

They continued to drive on in silence. Chapter Two SAS Headquarters, Hereford, UK. There were four of them in the unit. Ricki was the leader, but Toby, Matt and Jack were equally skilled. They had all been in the SAS for five years and they worked together like cogs in a watch, each man practically knowing what the other was thinking. They sat in the briefing room. No windows, no pictures on the wall. Just an overhead projector beaming a map of southern Afghanistan onto a whiteboard and the ops sergeant standing next to it, giving them their instructions.

You can check out your weapons and spend the rest of the day putting your packs together. ’ The four men in the unit nodded, then stood up, left the briefing room and went to make their preparations. The minibus of exchange students hadn’t driven far before the outskirts of Quetta started to melt away and the scenery changed dramatically. As Carl had promised, the road was bad – stony and bumpy. It took them alongside a vast lake, in the middle of which was a small island only ten or twenty metres wide.

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