Author(s): Anthony Horowitz
This is the highly anticipated prequel to the bestselling Alex Rider series, charting the journey of a young assassin. 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. What is it that makes someone choose to do evil? What would it take to make them kill? This thrilling adventure will be the deadliest yet..."Addictive, pacey novels". (Financial Times). "The series that has re-invented the spy genre". (Independent). This is a fast-paced, deadly adventure set in Russia, Italy, America, Paris and London.
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular contemporary children's writers, and his Alex Rider series is enjoyed by millions of readers worldwide. He is also the author of the highly acclaimed Diamond Brothers detective stories, as well as the bestselling The Power of Five books. Anthony has won many major awards, including the Bookseller Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award, the Children's Book of the Year Award at the British Book Awards and the Red House Children's Book Award. He also writes extensively for TV, with programmes including Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders and most recently Collision. Anthony lives in London, EC2.