The fifth ground-breaking mission in the Alex Rider series!
“Prepare for action scenes as fast as a movie.” — The Times
“High-tech and low-tech machinations will rivet readers. One book and they’ll be hooked!” — Booklist
“Will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the final page.” — School Library Journal
Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the glamorous world of Claudia Rothman, beautiful society hostess and member of the international criminal organisation, Scorpia.
She reveals that Alex’s father was murdered by MI6, in an operation masterminded by Head of Special Operations, Mrs Jones. Shocked and angry, Alex faces a choice: to continue to work with the British security services, or to become an agent for Scorpia … and get revenge.
About the Author
Anthony Horowitz was born in North London in 1955. He was sent to boarding school in Harrow and went on to university in York.
He decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of eight and had his first book, Enter Frederick K Bower, when he was 23.
He has written lots and lots of television programmes, mostly about murder! He created the detective dramas Midsomer Murders and Murder in Mind, and he's also written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid.
Series: Alex Rider #5
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st June 2014
Weight (kg): 0.5