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As exciting as ever with even more action and suspense, boy hero Alex Rider is back for his eighth spectacular adventure. When Alex finds himself in great danger he turns to MI6 for protection. They are willing to help – but they want something in return. Alex is sent to spy on some GM crops where he comes across a villain with a deadly mission. When he knows Alex is on to him he tries everything to stop him. The question is, can Alex prevent him from wiping out an entire country with his deadly plot? There are lots of gadgets, as ever but you'll have to read the book to find out what they are!
In the eighth book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, Alex meets international do-gooder Desmond McCain. But a simple card game between them rapidly leads to a duel to the death - one that could result in the destruction of an entire country.
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 McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises 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 McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country.
The Alex Rider series has sold over 13 million copies in English and is published in over 28 languages.
The story of Alex Rider, reluctant teen spy in the order of his missions:
2. Point Blanc
3. Skeleton Key
4. Eagle Strike
6. Ark Angel
8. Crocodile Tears
9. Scorpia Rising
and Russian Roulette - The Alex Rider Prequel
The series that has re-invented the spy genre Independent
Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature Michael Morpurgo
Explosive, thrilling, action-packed - Meet Alex Rider Guardian
|Publication date:||2nd April 2015|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 3|
Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and the Power of Five Series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British ...More About Anthony Horowitz