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Skeleton Key (Alex Rider Adventures)

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Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime.

Review:

"Ian Fleming may be turning in his grave, but it's Tom Clancy who needs to keep an eye on young Alex." Kathleen Karr, Children's Literature

Review:

"It is a fast-paced read that certainly will make readers hold their breath until the very last page." VOYA

Review:

"There's action every step of the way, and the book barrels right along." Paula Rohrlick, KLIATT

Review:

"This page-turning thriller leaves readers breathless with anticipation." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

"What if James Bond had started spying as a teenager? Non-stop action keeps the intrigue boiling." Kirkus Reviews (on Stormbreaker)

Synopsis:

Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime.

About the Author

Anthony Horowitz is perhaps the busiest writer in England. He has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. He writes in a comfortable shed in his garden for up to ten hours per day. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he has also written episodes of several popular TV crime series, including Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. He has written a television series Foyle's War, which recently aired in the United States, and he has written the libretto of a Broadway musical adapted from Dr. Seuss's book, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. His film script The Gathering has just finished production. And...oh yes...there are more Alex Rider novels in the works. Anthony has also written the Diamond Brothers series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142406144
Author:
Horowitz, Anthony
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Subject:
Boys / Men
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Spies
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Thriller
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
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 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.98x4.91x1.12 in. .72 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 352 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142406144 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Ian Fleming may be turning in his grave, but it's Tom Clancy who needs to keep an eye on young Alex."
"Review" by , "It is a fast-paced read that certainly will make readers hold their breath until the very last page."
"Review" by , "There's action every step of the way, and the book barrels right along."
"Review" by , "This page-turning thriller leaves readers breathless with anticipation."
"Synopsis" by , "What if James Bond had started spying as a teenager? Non-stop action keeps the intrigue boiling." Kirkus Reviews (on Stormbreaker)
"Synopsis" by ,

Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime.

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