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The fourth book in the Alex Rider series.

Reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is relaxing in the south of France until a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into a world of violence and mystery – and this time, MI6 don’t want to know. Alex is determined to track down his friends’ attackers, even if he must do it alone. But it’s a path that leads to a long-buried secret – and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.

Reader's Reviews


Again even better than Skeleton Key. This book is filled with fun, excitement and adventure.


I didn't enjoy this book as much as Skeleton Key, although I thought it was better than Stormbreaker and Point Blanc. Very good, although quite sad at the end.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 13+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

Guns and shooting as with all Alex Rider books.

Occasional swearing.

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