Best-selling author and fan favorite Anthony Horowitz has built a huge following with his Alex Rider series.
This time, Alex is up against a con man who wants to create the biggest catastrophe he can muster to profit through a disaster-relief charity. If Alex is going to stop a genetically engineered virus from sweeping across the country, he’ll have to brave gunfire, explosions, and dangerous mercenaries—then come face to face with the deadly mastermind.
Take another thrill ride with Alex Rider.
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"As in the earlier installments, the book is chock-full of excitement and suspense from the first page to the last. It starts with a bomb at a nuclear plant in India, and along the way there is a charity black-tie card game, poison needles, car crashes, bullets, and exploding gel pens. Most of the backstory is explained, so no prior knowledge of the earlier books is necessary. Great for reluctant readers." (School Library Journal)
I read so I can write
This is a step above most YA books as far as the quality of the story, the characters, and the writing skill.
The story is strong and holds interest all the way to the end, and Simon Prebble offers a typical great performance.
I love adventure reading, and the Alex Rider series fits in my listening library right next to Clive Cussler. I will end up listening to all of this series.
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