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In the seventh bestselling Alex Rider book, the teen spy finds himself in Australia, dismantling a vicious gang who not only smuggle drugs, but people. Along with his godfather, a fountain of information about his parents, Alex jumps from country to country, where danger and dark secrets aren't in short supply. Discoveries about the super sleuth's parents bring the scheming Scorpia back into the picture.
When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and the knowledge that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.
Number of Pages: 388
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General
Series Title: Alex Rider
Age Range: Teen
Author: Anthony Horowitz
Street Date: September 4, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0332