By Chris Ryan
You get up in a dismal room with out notion the place you're. you're gagged and compelled right into a ready truck. you will have performed not anything mistaken. What might you do?
Fourteen-year-old Ben travels to Pakistan on a college trade programme. Ben and his Pakistani host, Aaarya, locate themselves within the fallacious position on the improper time. They see anything they are not alleged to and are abducted by way of a few unusual males. stuck up in a terrifying deliberate terrorist assault that may smash Southern Afghanistan, killing hundreds of thousands, Ben and Aarya are dragged throughout the such a lot terrifying battleground on this planet.
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Ben said, thinking of his mother. ’ Aarya nodded. ’ A frown creased Aarya’s forehead. She looked like this was a question that had troubled her too. ‘For different reasons, I think. Some people really believe that the Taliban were right; other people are just’ – she searched for the word – ‘just thugs. ’ ‘There are families in this village—’ she started to say. But then she thought better of it. ‘God willing, the Taliban will be defeated in Afghanistan. ’ She gestured ahead. They were in front of a concrete building, blocky and ugly.
Aarya didn’t need telling twice. ’ she exclaimed as the two of them sidestepped Raheem and started hurtling back up that deserted street. But as they ran, Ben felt Aarya lagging behind. She wasn’t as fast as him and couldn’t keep up. He looked back over his shoulder and saw not only that Raheem was chasing them, but also that he was closing on Aarya. Even worse than that, one of the armed men was running in their direction. He heard Aarya shout. Raheem had caught her, and now she was struggling with all her strength to get out of his grasp.
Ben tried to push himself to his feet, but he only got halfway up before blackness engulfed him and he passed out, falling heavily back down onto the road as he did so. Chapter Five The plane had been in the air for seven hours and now it was dark outside. The SAS unit – Ricki, Toby, Matt and Jack – sat together. Ricki and Matt listened to music on their iPods; Toby and Jack were sleeping. The military transport was full of soldiers being ferried out to Afghanistan. Ricki noticed that many of them avoided looking at the stretcher beds that lined one side of the cabin.
Battleground: Code Red by Chris Ryan