By Chris Ryan
You get up in a dismal room without notion the place you're. you're gagged and compelled right into a ready truck. you could have performed not anything fallacious. What could you do?
Fourteen-year-old Ben travels to Pakistan on a college trade programme. Ben and his Pakistani host, Aaarya, locate themselves within the incorrect position on the incorrect time. They see anything they don't seem to be speculated to and are abducted by way of a few unusual males. stuck up in a terrifying deliberate terrorist assault which could spoil Southern Afghanistan, killing millions, Ben and Aarya are dragged during the so much terrifying battleground on the earth.
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They drove in silence. ’ Carl ventured after a while. ’ ‘A bit,’ Ben murmured, but before he could say any more, Carl was gabbling away again. ‘Beautiful country. Beautiful. But poor, in places. You shouldn’t expect luxuries where you’re going, Ben. The people there live hand to mouth. Good people, Ben. Good people. ’ As he spoke, he cast a sidelong glance at Ben. ‘You’re staying with a lovely family, Ben. A lovely family. They don’t have much, but are happy to share what they have. And they’re looking forward to seeing you, Ben.
Five minutes later, the lights were switched off. They were in total blackness, with only the high-pitched hum of the plane’s engines for company. Nobody in the cabin spoke. They must have continued their descent for another ten minutes, although time had very little meaning in that thick darkness. It was a relief when the plane juddered as the wheels touched down. The lights flickered on. Toby turned to Ricki.
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. Ben had been listening so hard to what Aarya said that he hadn’t noticed their surroundings. Now, though, he recognized the building from a photo the charity had sent him before he left. ‘School,’ the girl said proudly, raising one arm like a tour guide presenting a wonder of the world.