"It is actually a very attractive life. You travel the world. You stay in the best hotels, eat in the best restaurants, shop in Paris and New York. You meet interesting people ... and some of them you kill."
An international contract killer has been given his orders. His next target is a 14-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?
About Anthony Horowitz
Anthony is the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider books and The Power of Five series. He has enjoyed huge success as a writer for both children and adults, most recently with his highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk.
He has won numerous 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.
Anthony has also created and written many major television series, including Injustice, Collision and the award-winning Foyle's War.
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