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Targeted by a hitman and hounded by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn’t come cheap. They want Alex to spy on a GM crop plant with sinister secret connections. And when Alex runs into Desmond Cain, a high-profile charity organiser, Cain realises that Alex is onto his real plans for the money he’s raising. Kidnapped and held hostage in Africa, Alex learns the full horror of Cain’s plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. But when getting word to MI6 goes terribly wrong, Alex must also stop his own side before they unwittingly trigger the death of a whole nation…

“Thriller writing at its highest level, with ingenious plots and gadgets.” Times Online

Product Details

Series

Alex Rider (book 8)

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781406316988

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Date published

June 7th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 5.4; Middle years plus; 14.0 points

Condition

New

Series

Author/Illustrator

Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz started writing because he wanted to be like Tintin. He has now travelled to all the places that Tintin has been – apart from the moon!

His Alex Rider series is one of the most popular children’s book series ever, and the first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker, became a major Hollywood film. In 2003, Anthony won the Red House Children’s Book Award (voted for by children) for Skeleton Key.

He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books, which were inspired by a simple thought. “Isn’t it more exciting to imagine these great battles with all their magic and mystery happening in the very high street where you live, just out of the corner of your eye?”

Anthony lives in central London with his wife Jill Green, a TV producer, and their sons Nicholas and Cassian. His whole family gets involved in his writing. Jill has produced several of Anthony’s scripts, including the drama serial Foyle’s War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003. His son Cassian is already a seasoned actor, having appeared in three of his shows, and Nicholas, his oldest son, has helped Anthony to research the Alex Rider books by trying his hand at everything from scuba-diving to snowboarding and surfing!

In 2013, Anthony was awarded an OBE for services to literature..

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  1. Hayley 113303

    Spidergirl
    on 9 March 2014

    Scary front page But a great book

    5out of 5
  2. Bellasara 113282

    crazykitty
    on 8 March 2014

    I love anthony horrowitz books they are realy good I wish could be part of a spy group Ive always wanted to be a spy like alex rider

  3. Giraffe zebra 113509

    heart29
    on 5 March 2014

    Absolutely loved this book :-)

    5out of 5
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    Nashdasher
    on 7 March 2013

    I love this Alex Rider book. Full of suspense and action

    5out of 5
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    ninjastickman
    on 5 March 2013

    When Alex Rider is confronted by Leonard Staik the owner of greenfields the genetic crop growers he is ready with a pencil case crammed full of gadgets. But Alex soon sees a bigger plot behind it

    5out of 5
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    aeroaeromonkey
    on 2 March 2012

    This is sooooooo amazing.

    5out of 5
  7. Love stargirl 113412

    Alice1313
    on 20 October 2011

    i REALLY want to read this book! like really bad! i think it’s awesome! but i haven’t read it yet! hopefully i will find it soon! :D