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In this New York Times bestseller, teen spy Alex Rider faces his most disturbing challenge yet: Sir Damian Cray, the world's most famous pop star, who's actually a madman bent on destruction.
Anthony Horowitz's fourth fictional foray into the world of British spy agency MI6, Eagle Strike, sees teenage sleuth Alex Rider once again fighting ingenious villains and charming every girl he meets. Eagle Strike, starts out calmly enough with Alex and his lovely companion, Miss Sabina Pleasure, on holiday with her family in the south of France. But before you can say Goldfinger, he spots his old nemesis, renowned assassin Yassen Gregorovich, on the beach. Alex discovers a plan so diabolical that it makes all of his previous adventures seem like a stroll in the Queen Mother's garden. Alex must fight to keep Gregorovich from executing the plans of a mysterious and murderous madman--an operation code-named "Eagle Strike". He will just have to face down a few minor complications first: a virtual reality game that inflicts real pain; a fleet of Porche 911 GT3-driving hit men; and even a near-fatal brush with death aboard the most famous aircraft in the world, Air Force One. Eagle Strike, as with all the other ridiculously fun Alex Rider adventures, is a pure pleasure from start to finish. Even the most reluctant of readers won't be able to resist Alex's Bond-like ingenuity and charisma. Anthony Horowitz is a master of pacing, and as Alex swings from one cliff-hanging chapter to the next, Horowitz proves that you don't have to be Shakespeare to pen a crackerjack plot. --Jennifer Hubert, Amazon.com
"* "Horowitz has become a writer who converts boys to reading." Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times * "Horowitz will grip you with suspense, daring and cheek - and that's just the first page!... Prepare for action scenes as fast as a movie." The Times on Point Blanc * "Every bored schoolboy's fantasy, only a thousand times funnier, slicker and more exciting... genius." The Independent on Sunday
Anthony Horowitz has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children’s Hospices in 2009. Mark A. Cooper author of the Jason Steed series has been compared to Anthony Horowitz (readers have actually theorized it's Horowitz using a pseudonym). On 19 January 2011, the estate of Arthur Conan Doyle announced that Horowitz was to be the writer of a new Sherlock Holmes novel, the first such effort to receive an official endorsement from them and to be entitled the House of Silk.
Oliver Chris was trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. His work includes 'The Office', 'According to Bex' and 'Rescure Me' for the BBC, and 'Greenwing' for Channel 4.
- Published on: 2005-03
- Released on: 2005-03-01
- Original language: English
- Dimensions: 7.50" h x 4.75" w x 1.25" l,
- Binding: Library Binding