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ISBN13: 9780142405789
ISBN10: 0142405787
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Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia?s latest plot: an operation known only as "Invisible Sword" that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be topped?

Review:

"The fifth entry in the Alex Rider Adventure series by Anthony Horowitz, Scorpia follows 14-year-old Alex to Italy, after he learns that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, and the teen gets swept up in a murderous scheme of his own." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.)

Review:

"[P]sychological mind gaming and fighting...will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the final page. These titles are perfect for James Bond wannabes and reluctant readers." School Library Journal

Review:

"This stands alone, but it will leave teens clamoring for the rest of the series. One book, and they'll be hooked." Booklist

Synopsis:

Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia’s latest plot: an operation known only as “Invisible Sword” that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?

Synopsis:

Now in paperback--the latest entry of the "New York Times" bestselling series featuring teen spy Alex Rider. Alex learns that his father was an assassin for Scorpia, the most powerful terrorist organization going. Now Scorpia wants Alex on its side.

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is one of England's most successful screenwriters, but it is the tremendously popular Alex Rider Adventures that have made him a worldwide sensation. Mr. Horowitz lives in London, England.

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wildone_1000, May 29, 2007 (view all comments by wildone_1000)
"Alex Rider, its gotta be good. With Anthony Horowitz's amazing way of drawing the reader in making them feel the suspense. An excellent read"
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Scorpia, what is it, what does it mean? I think this book would be very intriging and have lots of twists"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142405789
Author:
Horowitz, Anthony
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Suspense/Thriller
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Thriller
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
England
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Alex Rider Adventures
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 1.11 in 0.88 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 400 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142405789 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The fifth entry in the Alex Rider Adventure series by Anthony Horowitz, Scorpia follows 14-year-old Alex to Italy, after he learns that his father was an assassin for a criminal organization, and the teen gets swept up in a murderous scheme of his own." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.)
"Review" by , "[P]sychological mind gaming and fighting...will bring readers to the edge of their seats and keep them there until the final page. These titles are perfect for James Bond wannabes and reluctant readers."
"Review" by , "This stands alone, but it will leave teens clamoring for the rest of the series. One book, and they'll be hooked."
"Synopsis" by ,
Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia’s latest plot: an operation known only as “Invisible Sword” that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?

"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback--the latest entry of the "New York Times" bestselling series featuring teen spy Alex Rider. Alex learns that his father was an assassin for Scorpia, the most powerful terrorist organization going. Now Scorpia wants Alex on its side.

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