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Snakehead (Alex Rider Adventure)
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What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be¡ªin outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East 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 that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.

From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider¡¯s most action-packed adventure yet.

Customer Reviews:

  • Middle School Library
    I purchased this for my ms library. It was checked out within 2 hours. I haven't been able to keep it on the shelf. The boys say it is great!
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  • Snakehead
    My son had been looking forward (obsessing!) about the release of this book since July. He is 10 years old and LOVES the series. He loved this book - now he's awaiting the next one. Hats off to A. Horowitz for helping my son love reading so much....more info
  • Snakehead
    Great book per my 14 year old son. Great price on Amazon with free shipping, too....more info
  • Alex rider down under

    Snakehead has to be the best in Horowitz novels and that is something in itself. Snakehead is fast paced gripping and vivid. However, something that sets this episode in Alex's life apart is that Alex rider finally pays a visit to the east. From the dazzling skyscrapers of Bangkok to the ancient docks in Djakarta from the green of the Australian rainforest to the deserted deck of an oil rig, Alex has seen it all. Getting involved with the snakeheads, a gang more vicious than the triads and deadlier than the mafias, Alex is back, reluctant as ever and working for the Australians. When an old enemy returns, a conspiracy is unearthed that can literally, change the world. With vivid descriptions, fast paced action this has all the cheek and action that you can expect. With some more thrown in. This is definitely Horowitz in his prime.
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  • One of the best in the series
    I read Snakehead first and then decided that I had to read the whole series. I went to the library and borrowed all 6 books and spent my Christmas break (yes I need a life) reading it. This book and the whole series is a shot in the arm for a genre that would be of interest to preteen and teen boys the world over. No doubt Alex is a smart and savvy spy but he also shows his emotional and needy side when he's afraid or unsure of anything he has to do or is in need of his guardian's support after a tough time. Throughly enjoyable and highly recommended....more info
  • Alex rider Snake head
    So, after 2005's Ark Angel, still an extremely good book, but not as much so as the stunning Scorpia, Anthony Horowitz diversified into his equally good Power Of Five series but now i am pleased to say, Alex Rider is back and Snakehead is a resounding success.

    Far more gritty than any of the other novels in the series, this one sees Alex tavelling to the depths of Asia and the harsh outback of Australia in what is arguably his most physically demanding and tense adventure yet. The plot is lightning slick as always and you learn some extremely interesting secrets later on in the book.

    What i think let Ark Angel down was it began to become too unbelievable, and didn't feature as much of the complex character interactions and deep cover stories that made Scorpia so thrilling. In this novel though, the plot hinges off Alex disguising himself as an Asian imigrant in order to ingratiate himself into the Snakehead's workings and the resulting storyline is fascinating as is Alex's interactions with fellow character, Ash.

    As always, you become so close to Alex you can really feel every punch and battering he goes through and that only adds to the tension. I think Anthony Horowitz is one of the greatest writers around today and Snakehead is yet more proof of his brilliance....more info
  • My son says these books are great and he has read all of them!
    Came in and we never saw him again. The next day he said it was great. If you have boys as I do and you want to keep or start them reading then stuff like this just gets them excited about the prospect of getting the next one etc....more info