Splashing down off the coast of Australia, Alex is soon working undercover – this time for ASIS, the Australian Secret Service – on a mission to infiltrate the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead. Faced with an old enemy and troubled by his own past, Alex is caught between two secret services, with no one to trust – and this time he needs all his wits to survive…
I thought that this book was well written. This is the first book in this series that I hadn’t previously read so it was all knew to me. I thought that this was a good book as for the first time, we saw a repetition of villains and the start of a final showdown. I enjoyed this and thought that it was long overdue. It was nice to see more of Alex’s past, something that I feel we need as it is important to Alex.
Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn’t come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond Cain, a high profile charity organizer, who realizes that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he’s raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of Cain’s plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Getting word to MI6 only makes matters worse. Now, before even facing the real enemy, Alex must also stop his own side before they unwittingly trigger the death of a whole nation.
I also enjoyed this book, as it for the first time, this book is completely coincidental. For the first time everything goes completely wrong and I loved that. I also enjoyed the fact the coordination with other agents who were not working with him, as it something we haven’t seen before.