Scorpia

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Penguin, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 388 pages
51 Reviews
Alex Rider, teen spy, has always been told he is the spitting image of the father he never knew. But when Alex learns that his father may have been an assassin for the most lethal and powerful terrorist organization in the world, Scorpia, his world shatters. Now Scorpia wants Alex on their side, and Alex no longer has the strength to fight them. That is, until he learns of Scorpia’s latest plot: an operation known only as “Invisible Sword” that will result in the death of thousands of people. Can Alex prevent the slaughter, or will Scorpia prove once and for all that the terror will not be stopped?

 

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Matt O'Connor November 18, 2011 The Bat Cave Mr.Bronson Scorpia Scorpia is a little different than other books. This one is not just any spy book, it is about a fourteen year old spy. His name is Alex ... Read full review

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This book kept you on the edge of your seat. From the start he was looking for a group of terrorist called Scorpia. The author also gets your attention with every sentence. Like when Alex was in the ... Read full review

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Contents

INVISIBLE SWORD
1
SCIPPATORI
16
THE WIDOWS PALACE
26
BY INVITATION ONLY
42
FLOOD TIDE
60
THOUGHTS ON A TRAIN
78
CONSANTO
93
DESIGNER LABELS
118
DEAR PRIME MINISTER
197
PIZZA DELIVERY
221
COBRA
246
REMOTE CONTROL
264
DEADLINE
283
THE CHURCH OF FORGOTTEN SAINTS
299
HIGH RESOLUTION
327
DEEP COVER
359

ALBERT BRIDGE
138
HOW TO KILL
157
THE BELL TOWER
177
A MOTHERS TOUCH
381
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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 (1979), when he was 23. He writes mostly children's books, including the Alex Rider series, The Power of Five 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. He has won numerous awards including the 1989 Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award for Groosham Grange and the 2003 Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key. He also writes novels for adults including The Killing Joke and The Magpie Murders. He has created Foyle's War and Midsomer Murders for television as well as written episodes for Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. He made The New York Times Best Seller list with his titles The House of Silk Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin and Moriarity.Most recently he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. Anthony was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014.

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