StormbreakerPaperback Alex Rider Adventures
- Publisher: Penguin USA
- Format: Paperback | 234 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 193mm x 23mm | 249g
- Publication date: 15 September 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0142406112
- ISBN 13: 9780142406113
- Sales rank: 7,932
Soon to be the focus of a major motion picture, the New York Times bestselling Alex Rider series follows the adventures of a teenage secret agent. Now is the chance to see the story visualized in a new format with bold, edgy, manga-like illustrations that bring Alex to life.
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By TeensReadToo 27 Sep 2010
Fourteen-year old Alex Rider knows something bad has happened when the doorbell rings in the middle of the night. He soon learns that his caretaker uncle, Ian Rider, was killed in an automobile accident on his way home. A banker who works for Royal & General, Alex's uncle was a fine man who wasn't home much--but he's still devastated by his death. Except the appearance of some strange people who claim to be his uncle's co-workers, a gun-toting man at his uncle's funeral, and the findings of his uncle's bullet-ridden car make Alex think that there's more than meets the eye to the "automobile accident" story.
Alex soons find out that his Uncle Ian's life, at least where he himself was concerned, was based on a lie. Ian Rider was a spy, employed by the Special Operations Divison of MI6. And the last case he was working on, concerning multi-millionaire Herod Sayle, was a case that got Ian Rider killed. Now Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones, head of SOD, want Alex to pick up where his uncle, their operative, left off--infiltrate the compound where Herod Sayle is building his new Stormbreaker computers, and find out what Ian Rider had to die for.
What follows is an action-packed story of danger, bullets, viruses, and out-and-out excitement. At fourteen, Alex is savvy, trained in martial arts, can speak multiple languages, and is, in fact, a truly bliddy good spy!
Anthony Horowitz has devised a real winner with Alex Rider and his new career (although he was actually forced into working for MI6), and I can't wait to read the next book in the series and see what mission Alex will be sent on next!
"Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . . a non-stop thriller!" - "Kirkus"