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The first action-packed adventure that started the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.
In the first book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, fourteen-year-old Alex is forcibly recruited into MI6. Armed with secret gadgets, he is sent to investigate Herod Sayle, a man who is offering state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers to every school in the country. But the teenage spy soon finds himself in mortal danger.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 192g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1406388580
  • 9781406388589
  • 303,573

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Featured on Crime Review. * Crime Review * In truth there is an element of boyish fun in all his work, even when a murder is involved. In the Alex Rider series, about a teenager recruited by MI6, it is explicit, but there is a gleefulness about all his writing, a wry humour. * The Sunday Times & The Sunday Times Ireland * [Anthony Horowitz's] writing keeps the reader constantly on the edge of their seat and Alex is a relatable and likeable character with enough depth to sustain the series ... Alex's character development inspires young readers to believe that not only can they find ways through whatever troubles they face, but by doing so they can emerge as heroes. * The National * The constant excitement and anticipation as to what will happen next allows the reader to become invested in the plot and want to read more of this series and others like it. * The Glasgow Herald *
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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. He was invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write the James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis and his most recent novel, Magpie Murders, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Anthony also wrote the highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty. He 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.
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88,102 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
5 35% (30,981)
4 36% (31,742)
3 22% (19,616)
2 5% (4,562)
1 1% (1,201)
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