Alex Rider is back in this brand new, explosive mission in the number one bestselling series.

In this brand new, explosive adventure in the number one bestselling series, Alex Rider is trying to get his life back on track after the traumatic events of his last mission. But even Alex can’t fight the past … especially when it holds a deadly secret.

"One of the most dramatically ambitious of the novels so far… The suspense never slackens and the plot, even at its most far-fetched, is underpinned with nerdishly forensic detail.” The Daily Telegraph


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.


Anthony Horowitz writes well for the visual generation. His experience as a script writer for television enables him to write plot twists that stimulate the imagination and draw in those who love action and adventure. This is a real page-turner.

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Most Popular Post Ever! I forgot how much I missed Alex’s narrative. It’s simple, effective, but conveys so much detail and cleverness! Ah, I just loved it.

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You can rely on Horowitz to deliver a story that’s continually exciting and full of violence.

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