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Grade 6–10—Alex Rider is only 14, but that hasn't stopped MI6, the British espionage organization, from recruiting him for dangerous missions. Here, Alex is enlisted in a seemingly quick and easy mission of downloading computer data while on a school trip to a lab immersed in the genetic engineering of plants. While there, he discovers a sinister plot involving a criminal turned preacher and philanthropist. As in the earlier installments, the book is chock-full of excitement and suspense from the first page to the last. It starts with a bomb at a nuclear plant in India, and along the way there is a charity black-tie card game, poison needles, car crashes, bullets, and exploding gel pens. Most of the backstory is explained, so no prior knowledge of the earlier books is necessary. Great for reluctant readers.—Jake Pettit, Thompson Valley High School, Loveland, CO
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Alex Rider, teenage British secret service agent, returns. This time, a wealthy villain schemes to make millions by creating disasters and then pocketing the money from false relief agencies. Alex discovers the bad guy’s plan to cause famine in Africa, but he is able to expose the fake philanthropist, although he is nearly fed to hungry crocs in the process. Horowitz's series remains on top of the growing genre of YA novels that feature intelligence agencies employing teenagers. He knows how to pace a thriller and delivers one exciting scene after another. Alex Rider fans will rejoice. Grades 6-9. --Todd Morning --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I love this book and this series, and I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good book. Anthony Horowitz is so good at his job and I hope he continues to write great books.Published 16 days ago by Nathan Blaine.
Really good book. Bought this for our 10 year old son. He loved it!Published 1 month ago by David Merrell
Man. Anthony Horowitz really does keep me reading. One of the best authors ever. Thank you Anthony for writing Alex Rider, you've seriously inspired me.Published 1 month ago by Kayla Brown
It was good but it needs more of a threat.
Like their isn't many people living in kikuyu and a GM crop that you can avoid isn't worth the fight.
Really good book I thoughroully enjoyed it and would read it again... Although slow in the beginning it picks up around 25% and then there's no going bad!Published 2 months ago by Andrew Ryan MacDonald
Has tons of action can't wait to buy the next book, also hoping to read the whole series!!! Get this book!Published 4 months ago by Melissa Rotonda
Amazing that is all the book is and all I can say about my feelings about the book!! Good bookPublished 4 months ago by mcw
Finally managed to getting around to reading the next Alex Rider adventure. Although these books are not actually targeted for my age group, they are still good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karine