|“|| Alex Rider: So why...? Why Albert Bridge?
Alan Blunt: Albert Bridge was a bloody mess
—Alan Blunt and Alex Rider discuss the disaster on Albert Bridge
Albert Bridge was where SCORPIA intended to trade George Adair's son for Alex Rider's father John Rider with MI6 who at the time was posing as a captured assassain working for SCORPIA. MI6 double crossed SCORPIA and "killed" John Rider by "shooting" him in the back on the bridge (see Scorpia).