Anthony Horowitz is a popular and prolific children's writer, whose books now sell in more than a dozen countries around the world. He has won numerous prizes for his books which include "Stormbreaker", "Skeleton Key" (Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award) and "Scorpia". Anthony also writes extensively for TV. He lives in north London.
Gr 5-10-After two influential businessmen die in separate freak accidents, MI6, England's spy network, once again calls upon 14-year-old Alex Rider to infiltrate Point Blanc, a private school in the French Alps for out-of-control, wealthy teens. Armed only with his wits and some 007-type devices, he stumbles upon an evil mad scientist's plot to take over the world using clones as replacements for prominent sons. Spy gadgets, chase scenes, mysteries, and a cliff-hanger ending will keep even reluctant readers interested in the second novel in this series. Familiarity with the first novel is not necessary as the plot fills in past information when needed, but many students will want to go back and read Stormbreaker (Philomel, 2001) to see how Alex first became involved with MI6.-Kim Carlson, Monticello High School, IA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Perfect escapism for all teenage boys who have ever wondered what
that narrow table in mum's laundry room is for. * The Times *
Horowitz will grip you with suspense, daring and cheek - and that's just the first page! * The Times *
It's hackneyed stuff, done with enormous style, fun and suspense. * Guardian *