Alex Rider: Scorpia

Alex Rider is in Venice, looking for secrets long-ago buried in the past. Was his father really a ruthless assassin? And if so, what does that make Alex?

The trail leads Alex to a shadowy criminal organisation, Scorpia – and the glamorous Italian home of Claudia Rothman, beautiful society hostess and criminal mastermind. But Claudia reveals a secret that takes Alex’s breath away: his father was murdered by MI6. Now Alex must make a choice. Should he carry on working for MI6, who have manipulated and betrayed him? Or will he join Scorpia – and seek revenge?

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  • HIS FATHER WAS NOT AN ASSASSIN!!! This is one of the best alex rider books.

    9 March 2014

  • This book is as amazing as the rest of the series but it is full of suspense as Alex gets to know the truth about his father and how he was actually a MI6 agent. Absolutely amazing.

    7 March 2014

  • good

    8 March 2013

  • I love these Alex Rider books. Full of suspense and action

    8 March 2013

  • loved it

    The introduction to scorpia in this book could not be shown any less exciting than this. Mrs.Rothman, the head of scorpia, is out to get all the children in Britain by injecting dangerous drugs in them.

    5 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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