Russian Roulette

Russian Roulette

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The eagerly anticipated, deadly prequel to the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.In the prequel to the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, contract killer Yassen Gregorovich is given orders to kill Alex. But Yassen knows a secret from the past that connects him to the fourteen-year-old spy. What is it that makes one of them choose to do evil, and what does it take to turn him into a killer?show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 144 x 223 x 35mm | 564g
  • Walker Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406310506
  • 9781406310504
  • 155,087

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A thrilling adventure * The Lady * It's quite simply one of the best teen spy thrillers I've ever read. Don't miss it -- Sarah Webb * Irish Independent * An amazing, exciting story . . . will leave you breathless with excitement * First News * Better written and plotted and possess more moral intelligence than Ian Fleming's original -- Amanda Craig * The Times Children's Book of the Week * Action, adventure, intrigue and assassination * TBK * A bone-hard, fast paced and nastily inventive novel - two parts James Bond thrills to three parts Jason Bourne chills * The Herald * Suspense and narrative drive -- Nicolette Jones * Children's Book of the Week, Sunday Times Culture * Gripping -- Victoria Hislop * Metro, On my Ereader * Thrilling * The Times * What makes Horrowitz so absorbing is his pared-down style and his gift for empathy -- Amanda Craig * The Times, Children's Book of the Week * A thrilling adventure * Dumferline Press * Horrowitz is at his thrilling, wry-humorous, inventive best * Jewish Chronicle * Credited with inspiring a generation of boys to read, and rightly so * The Sun * Cunning plot devices, a narrative momentum that underpins the air of suspense . . . a finely executed novel * The Lady * Anthony Horrowitz's best novel yet . . . tautly written, well plotted and continually engaging * Books for Keeps * The Spy Thriller: The prequel all Alex Rider fans have been waiting for. When he's given the name of his next target, a contract killer looks back on his journey from ordinary schoolboy to hired assassin. The name of his target? A fourteen-year-old spy named Alex Rider... * * Quite simply one of the best teen spy thrillers I've ever read. -- Sarah Webb * Irish Independent * Russian Roulette is an out and out winner that grips readers from the start. -- Emma Lee-Porter * Sunday Express * Well-written and fast-paced...Anthony Horowitz delvers every time. A sure hit for Christmas. * Sunday Independent * The perfect present for Alex Rider fans and for all young readers who love thrilling action adventure stories. * ImagineFX * Master storyteller Horowitz is on top form with an exciting portrait of how an ordinary schoolboy is turned into a deadly hired assassin . . . packed with twists, turns and suspense . . . the latest novel is dark but is an excellent introduction to the series * Young Post / SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST * A guaranteed summer reading smash hit * The Bookseller *show more

About Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with the latest adventure in the Alex Rider series, Russian Roulette and the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk. His latest novel, Moriarty, is also set in the world of Sherlock Holmes and was published in October 2014. Anthony was also chosen by the Ian Fleming estate to write the new James Bond novel which will be published this year. Anthony has won numerous awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards, and the Red House Children's Book Award. In 2014 Anthony was awarded an OBE for Services to Literature. He has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle's more

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3 13% (556)
2 2% (107)
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