ISBN No. 9780744590579
No.of pages 352
Alex Rider has ninety minutes to save the world. Relaxing in the south of France with his friend Sabina Pleasure and her family, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to be like any ordinary 14-year-old. 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. Especially when Alex tells them that Damian Cray - celebrity, human rights campaigner and the man behind Gameslayer, a state-of-the-art new games console - could be involved. 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. * A fourth thrilling title in the bestselling series about teenage superspy, Alex Rider. * Supported by a massive marketing campaign, including television advertising, text messaging, direct mail and stunning point of sale display material.
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It is a good book anthony horowitz has really put together a great plot though the words used are not so high class and can easily be understood even by a 10 year old but the story is good KEEP IT UP 'ANTHONY HOROWITZ'
The fourth book in the Alex Rider series, Eagle Strike comes as a story o great action and espionage. The teenage super spy Alex Rider is determined to stay out of spying until his friends are targeted. Without the support of MI6, Alex is pledging to take revenge, when he discovers the dirty secrets of a man who was once the summit of nobleness. Back with action, Alex is once again portrayed as a boy who can manage all situations and can save the world with the shortest deadline. The book has a complicated yet ostentatious plot, with surprising truths and secrets that spring up every passing moment. But it is slightly cliche in a few occasion. However, it is a must read, especially for miniature spies!
This seems like a takeoff from the James Bond series. But it is well written & researched. Some of the events just hit you quite suddenly. I could clearly visualise the events as they unfolded. Nice descriptions and yes, unputdownable.
Rating: 6-7/10 Recommended Age: 10 - 16/17 Alex Rider continues his adventure in the fourth book of the series but this time it's a complete coincidence. He's holidaying in the south of France when he spots the assassin Yassen Gregorovich getting off a boat. He follows him and over hears a brief telephone conversation about a target being confirmed but there is nothing he can do to stop it as he has no information. Later that day he realises his mistake as him and his friend the daughter of a journalist he's staying with return home to find the house has been blown up and the father rushed to hospital. Alex sneaks on board the boat intending to kill Yassen but get captured and given a choice : Get shot now and die or take part in a bull fight.? He chooses the bull. Surprisingly he manages to escape death by bull and take out one of Yassens henchmen to escape and he thinks that's that apart from the one thing that's bothering him. The name Damian Cray, the name given by the other person on the phone call to Yassen. The person who commission Gregorovich to kill his friends Dad. Where does he go? To MI6 of course but when he gets their he is in for a shock. MI6 want nothing to do with it, they say Damian Cray is too charitable, too influential and the evidence isn't enough. So Alex goes it alone armed with a few Gadgets his one ally in MI6 Smithers gives him and up against a ruthless man who is rich,famous about to launch a new game console and about to ruin the world in his deluded quest to save it. This story will take Alex from a holidaying tourist to a individual hunting Cray down and exposing his plan, from a games exhibition ot a top secret factory victory to defeat and finally end up on the center of it all Air Force One with the American missile system ready to fire. Alex Rider has ninety minutes to save the world... This book is very good and written superbly making you not want ot put it down. it explore Alex's life past and present and a possible new truth about his parents. I really enjoyed Reading it and hardly put it down. I would once again recommend this book and the previous of the series to any reader who likes a bit of action and mystery. With the star being a teenage boy. Hope you found this review helpful.