Investigations into the "accidental" deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy - an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids, run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak in the French Alps.
An international contract killer has been given his orders. His next target is a fourteen-year-old spy... Alex Rider. The man's name is Yassen Gregorovich. He knows Alex well. The two of them share a secret from the past. As he considers his next mission, Yassen remembers the forces that turned him from an ordinary schoolboy into a hired assassin.
Contains fold-out blueprints of the gadgets used by the teen superspy in Anthony Horowitz's series. This work includes information from the first six books and technical specifications of the gadgets used in the series, as well as classified memos and secret reports.
Ten million Alex Rider books sold worldwide. Other Alex Rider missions: "Snakehead", "Stormbreaker", "Point Blanc", "Skeleton Key", "Eagle Strike", "Scorpia" and "Ark Angel".
Alex Rider is on the wrong side of the world - and the law. Alone in Sydney, he is recruited by the Australian government to infiltrate an organized people-smuggling ring: the violent criminal underworld of the Snakeheads. Working undercover as a refugee he moves to Bangkok, where he meets someone he can finally trust.
After his experiences at Raven's Gate, 14-year-old Matt Freeman thinks his days of battling evil are over. But soon he is pulled into another adventure when he discovers a second gate exists. Matt and his friend Richard travel to Peru and, assisted by a secret organization known as the Nexus, follow a series of clues to the gate's whereabouts.
Twelve-year-old Joe Warden isn't happy. Sure, he's rich, but his parents don't care about him. His grandmother should make everything better, except that Joe's granny is a nightmare. She's not just physically repulsive, she's horribly mean. Everyone thinks she's just a dotty old woman, but Joe knows the truth. He's seen behind her mask and glimpsed the wicked glimmer in her eyes - she is pure evil. And now she's out to get Joe, unless he can stop her and her band of nasty grannies first.
Forcibly recruited into MI6 after the mysterious death of his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is sent to infiltrate the organization of a sinister billionaire. Within days he's gone from schoolboy to superspy, and it looks like his first assignment may be his last.
Tim is broke. So when a mysterious stranger offers him a wad of money for his overcoat, it seems like a stroke of good fortune. But there are worse things than being broke. Being shot, for one - which is what happens to the stranger, and could soon be the fate of the Diamond Brothers.
Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No 1. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail master criminal, the Fence. But first, Nick has to get out of jail.
Nevada, USA - 14-year-old twins Jamie and Scott are performing a mind-reading act in a theatre. But when a multinational corporation kidnaps Scott, Jamie is left alone - and wanted for murder. He becomes embroiled in a corrupt presidential campaign and breaks into the American prison system before being propelled ten thousand years into the past.
Splashing down off the coast of Australia, Alex is soon working undercover - this time for ASIS, the Australian Secret Service - on a mission to infiltrate the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead. Faced with an old enemy and troubled by his own past, Alex is caught between two secret services.