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Stormbreaker

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Meet the orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time--from #1 New York Times bestselling author! They said his uncle Ian died in a car accident. But Alex Rider knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in the windshield prove it. Yet he never suspected the truth: his uncle was really a spy for Britain's top secret intelligence agency. And now Alex has been recruited to find his uncle's killers . . . Alex Rider's is debut mission is packed with bonus material - including an extra Alex Rider short story, a letter from Anthony Horowitz, and much more! From the author of Magpie Murders and Moriarty. "Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . a non-stop thriller!"--Kirkus Reviews
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 234 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 22.86mm | 249.47g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • col. plates.
  • 0142406112
  • 9780142406113
  • 101,481

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"Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . . a non-stop thriller!" - Kirkus
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About Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz, in addition to being an international bestselling author, is also the writer and creator of the multi-award-winning television series Foyle's War. He lives in London, England. Visit him online at www.alexrideradventures.com and www.anthonyhorowitz.com or follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHorowitz.
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"Slam-bang action, spying and high-tech gadgets . . . . a non-stop thriller!" - Kirkus
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Rating details

73,154 ratings
3.97 out of 5 stars
5 35% (25,349)
4 36% (26,345)
3 23% (16,510)
2 5% (3,914)
1 1% (1,036)

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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!show more
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