Alex Rider: Crocodile Tears

Another stonking Alex Rider blockbuster. Targeted by a hitman and hounded by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn’t come cheap. They want Alex to spy on a GM crop plant with sinister and secret connections. And when Alex spots Desmond Cain, a high-profile charity organiser, Cain realises that Alex is onto his real plans for the money he’s raising. Kidnapped and held hostage in Africa, Alex learns the full horror of Cain’s plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. But when getting word to MI6 goes terribly wrong, Alex must also stop his own side before they unwittingly trigger the death of a whole nation…

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  • People think action books are just for boys but I really enjoyed the Alex Rider series.

    7 March 2014

  • This is a totally wonderful book. It has some sad moments, but the action is engaging.

    7 March 2014

  • I love this Alex Rider book. Full of suspense and action

    8 March 2013

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    Alex Rider armed with a pencil case full of gadgets is on a mission to nick the files of greenfields the genetic crops growers but there’s a bigger plot behind greenfields

    5 March 2013

  • My favourite Alex Rider book. My favourite part was in the torture place in the jungle where a crocodile is at Alex’s feet.

    4 March 2013

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    Anthony Horowitz

    It’s 15 years since the first awesome Alex Rider adventure and they’re still the real deal, loved by millions worldwide.


    Anthony’s awards include the Booksellers Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award 2007, the Children’s Book of the Year for Ark Angel and the Red House Children’s Book Awards for Skeleton Key. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

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