Synopses & Reviews
They told him his uncle died in a car accident. Fourteen-year-old Alex knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle's windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing prepares him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6 Britain's top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle's killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
"Readers will cheer for Alex Rider, the 14-year-old hero of British author Horowitz's spy thriller." Publishers Weekly
"Alex is a strong, smart hero. If readers consider luck the ruling factor in his universe, they will love this James Bond-style adventure." School Library Journal
"An entertaining, nicely layered novel, especially for boys who may not like to read but have a soft spot for good-verses-evil adventure." Booklist
"This uncomplicated novel is fun fare enough for the Young Indiana Jones fan or reluctant reader." VOYA
"Thrills all the way." KLIATT
"The plot is, of course, preposterous, but young readers won't care as they zoom through numerous cliffhangers." Kirkus Reviews
"Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . . a non-stop thriller!" - Kirkus
Ten years ago, Anthony Horowitz introduced the world to Alex Rider . . . and now his debut mission is back in a special fully loaded anniversary edition! Packed with bonus material - including a brand new Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more!
About the Author
Horowitz is a children's book author and a television and film screenwriter. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Lancashire Book Award, the Grand Prix Europeen and the Children's Literature Prize.