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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


Alex Rider (book 8)






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

June 7th, 2010

Accelerated Reader

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





Anthony Horowitz

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  1. Hayley 113303

    on 9 March 2014

    Scary front page But a great book

    5out of 5
  2. Bellasara 113282

    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

    on 5 March 2014

    Absolutely loved this book :-)

    5out of 5
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    on 7 March 2013

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

    5out of 5
  5. Avatar bat 761713

    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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    on 2 March 2012

    This is sooooooo amazing.

    5out of 5
  7. Love stargirl 113412

    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