Guard drops box. Yeasts shoots him. Alex jumps back into truck with boxes. Tries to open box and can’t get it open. Ends with submarine disappearing under water. Chapter 10: Death in the Long Grass (Hero Escapes Death #1) Begins with Alex oversleeping. Vole tells him to take a walk to the village in the afternoon. Gets message from Blunt that they don’t recognize diagram from Ian. Works on Strikebreaker again. Leaves for walk and sees Grin making a phone call. Fake sign leads him off path. Pour wheelers try to kill him. Lets one bike run into electric fence.
Takes that bike and faces Off With gun-yielding second bike. Plays a game Of chicken – straight on collision while other guy shooting. Other guy loses control and goes Off cliff. Drives bike into Port Talon. Ends with Alex thinking only luck and an electric fence had kept him alive. Chapter 1 1: Doodads Mine (Figures Out Clue #1 which leads to Scrape #4) Begins with Alex visiting Port Talon library. Librarian tells him that uncle wanted book on computer viruses and then later asked for Cornwall history and looked at book on shelf CLC. Alex realizes diagram in room referenced a book on shelf CLC.
Finds book and realizes that diagram fits ever map of mine under Sale Enterprises. Buys supplies and then rides four- wheeler to mine entrance. Follows route to submerged shaft, Finds wet suit and swims through shaft. Ends with Alex thinking that trail left by dead man could leave to a grave. Chapter 12: Behind the Door (Mystery solved -? hero captured) Begins with Alex reaching end of submerged tunnel and seeing light from lab behind door. Alex finds way prepared by Ian Rider and drops into lab. Figures out that bio-virus is being loaded into every Strikebreaker.
He sees Yeasts. Gets surprised by guard. Downs him With karate kick. Tries to get out of lab. Alarm sounds. He’s chased. He escapes. Runs back to his room for his weapons. Grin is outside his door. They engage in karate battle and Alex loses. Ends with Alex hitting the floor. Chapter 13: The School Bully (Denouement – Dastardly plot revealed) Begins with “then-P coming for him, Flashes back to night spent handcuffed to radiator in old coal cellar. Sale interrogates Alex and Alex tells all, Sale tells all – bullied by prime minister at school, explains plot.
Tells Alex he will be tortured and killed by Grin when Grin returns. Ends with Alex being left alone. Chapter 14: Deep Water (Hero Escapes Death #2) Begins with Alex giving up trying to break free from chair he’s handcuffed to. Vole comes in and unchains him. Tells him she’s on his side. They go in search of a telephone. Tricks him into going into first door on right alone. Door is a slide into jellyfish aquarium. Vole and Grin come in and taunt Alex, using special telephone. Record is 5. 5 hours alive With jellyfish. Vole turns on artificial current to stimulate the jellyfish.
Tries rocks on the bottom of aquarium and finds out they’re embedded in incorrect. Has a close call with jellyfish. Alex remembers zit cream and runs it down metal seams of aquarium. Glass explodes and jellyfish lands on Vole. Alarm goes off. Realizes he only has one hour until virus will be released. Hears plane and looks out window – sees plane about to take off. Forms a plan and runs out. Chapter 15: Eleven o’clock (Execution of Plan, Part 1) Begins with Alex figuring out best way to get on plane. Karate chops guard with harpoon gun from aquarium and steals gun and jeep of guard.
Chased by two guards – he dodges and guards shoot each other. Harpoons plane, winches up and climbs in. Pined out Grin is pilot. Orders Grin to fly plane to Science Museum. Grin sits there. Alex fires gun into floor of plane at Grain’s feet. Ends with Grin turning plane. Chapter 16: Twelve O’clock (Execution Of Plan, Part II) Begins With “London appeared. ” Flashes back on plans considered and abandoned by Alex during flight plan decided on. Alex parachutes. Grin tries to run him over with plane while Alex suspended by parachute. Learn Alex had anticipated this and left smoke bomb on plane.
Alex deactivates smoke mob with remote control. Plane crashes. Cuts to speech going on in Science Museum. Sets scene. Prime minister gets ready to click mouse to activate virus. Clock strikes 12. Cuts back to Alex in parachute. Alex hears clock strike 12. Crash lands into roof of Science Museum and hangs from ceiling, Takes out gun and shoots mouse, prime ministers hand on mouse, electrical connection of computer, and two shots into Sale as he tried to activate computer himself. Drops gun and puts hands in air. Jones orders everyone to hold fire, Smoke billows out of ruined Strikebreaker.
Rush prime minister to safety and seal exits. Ends with discovery of Sale’s disappearance. Chapter 17: Yeasts (Story wrap-up and Hero Escapes Death #3 and Learns Enemy is not out to get him -? (Escapes Death #4? ) Begins With Blunt congratulating Alex for job well done. Jones outlines cover-up. Finds out virus was lethal smallpox-like disease. Sale in hiding but will find him. Yeasts was working for Sale’s sponsors. He escaped. Alex gets cover story for his absence – flu – and gets ordered back to school. Blunt says they will need him again.
Alex hails cab driven by Sale. Sale holds Alex hostage and makes him go Upton root of MOM building. Sale says Hess leaving England in approaching helicopter and that he’s going to kill Alex. Helicopter pilot shoots Sale. It’s Yeasts. Vase gets out and inspects body, Alex asks him why he killed Sale. He says he kills according to instructions. Alex tells Yeasts he will kill him. Yeasts says go ahead and try but killing is for grown-ups. He tells him to go back to school Yeasts flies off. He salutes Alex before he leaves. Ends with Alex watching Yeasts fly off into sunset.