Dimensions: 224 pages, 3.35 × 2.27 × 0.32 in
Published: January 14, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0399236201
ISBN - 13: 9780399236204
Read from the Book
5: Double O Nothing For the hundredth time, Alex cursed Alan Blunt, using language he hadn’t even realized he knew. It was almost five o’clock in the evening, although it could have been five o’clock in the morning; the sky had barely changed at all throughout the day. It was gray, cold, unforgiving. The rain was still falling, a thin drizzle that traveled horizontally in the wind, soaking through his supposedly waterproof clothing, mixing with his sweat and his dirt, chilling him to the bone. He unfolded his map and checked his position once again. He had to be close to the last RV of the day—the last rendezvous point—but he could see nothing. He was standing on a narrow track made up of loose gray pebbles that crunched under his combat boots when he walked. The track snaked around the side of a mountain with a sheer drop to the right. He was somewhere in the Brecon Beacons and there should have been a view, but it had been wiped out by the rain and the fading light. A few trees twisted out of the side of the hill with leaves as hard as thorns. Behind him, below him, ahead of him, it was all the same. Nowhere Land. Alex hurt. The 22-pound bergen backpack that he had been forced to wear cut into his shoulders and had rubbed blisters into his back. His right knee, where he had fallen earlier in the day, was no longer bleeding but still stung. His shoulder was bruised and there was a gash along the side of his neck. His camouflage outfit—he h
From the Publisher
They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn''t
wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex
finds his uncle''s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows
it was no accident. What he doesn''t know yet is that his uncle was
killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once
he does, there is no turning back. Finding himself in the middle of
terrorists, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead. The
government has given him the technology, but only he can provide
the courage. Should he fail, every child in England will be
murdered in cold blood.
The first in a thrilling new series by British writer Anthony
Horowitz, Stormbreaker will have pulses racing
from start to finish.
About the Author
Author and television scriptwriter Anthony Horowitz was born in Stanmore, England on April 5, 1956. At the age of eight, he was sent to a boarding school in London. He graduated from the University of York and published his first book, Enter Frederick K. Bower, when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series and the Diamond Brothers series. The Alex Rider series is about a 14-year-old boy becoming a spy and was made into a movie entitled Stormbreaker. In 2003, he was awarded the Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also wrote a novel, The Killing Joke, for adults. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. He currently lives in north London with his wife and two sons.