|aOriginally published: New York : Philomel Books, 2003.
|aReluctant teenage-spy Alex Rider, on a routine mission at the Wimbledon tennis championships, gets caught up in Chinese gangs, illegal nuclear weapons, and the suspect plans of his Russian host, General Sarov.
|aIn the dark--Match point--Blood and strawberries--Cribber--Two weeks in the sun--Not so special agents--Death of a salesman--Passport control--brotherhood square--Devil's chimney--Crusher--House of slaves--Heartbeat--Nuclear dustbin--Security nightmare--End of the world--After Alex.
Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime.
Anthony Horowitz, in addition to being an international bestselling author, is also the writer and creator of the multi-award-winning television series?Foyle’s War. He lives in London, England. Visit him online at www.alexrideradventures.com and www.anthonyhorowitz.com or?follow him on Twitter @AnthonyHorowitz.