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Crocodile tears, Anthony Horowitz

Label
Crocodile tears
Title
Crocodile tears
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Horowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Targeted by a hitman and under threat of his past being exposed by the media, Alex reluctantly turns to MI6. But their help doesn't come cheap: they need Alex to spy on the activities at a GM crop plant. There he spots Desmond McCain, a high profile charity organiser, who realises that Alex is on to him and the real plans for the money he's raising. Kidnapped and whisked off to Africa, Alex learns the full horror of McCain's plot: to create an epic disaster that will kill millions. Forced to ask MI6 for protection, Alex finds himself being manipulated in a deadly game that could lead to the destruction of an entire East African country"--Amazon.com
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Character
Review
Gr 6–10— Alex Rider is only 14, but that hasn't stopped MI6, the British espionage organization, from recruiting him for dangerous missions. Here, Alex is enlisted in a seemingly quick and easy mission of downloading computer data while on a school trip to a lab immersed in the genetic engineering of plants. While there, he discovers a sinister plot involving a criminal turned preacher and philanthropist. As in the earlier installments, the book is chock-full of excitement and suspense from the first page to the last. It starts with a bomb at a nuclear plant in India, and along the way there is a charity black-tie card game, poison needles, car crashes, bullets, and exploding gel pens. Most of the backstory is explained, so no prior knowledge of the earlier books is necessary. Great for reluctant readers.—Jake Pettit, Thompson Valley High School, Loveland, CO --Jake Pettit (Reviewed January 1, 2010) (School Library Journal, vol 56, issue 1, p104)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
325196
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horowitz, Anthony
Index
no index present
Intended audience
740
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Alex Rider
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rider, Alex (Fictitious character)
  • Charities
  • Spy stories
  • Kenya
Label
Crocodile tears, Anthony Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780399250569
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)419846565
Label
Crocodile tears, Anthony Horowitz
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
388 p.
Isbn
9780399250569
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)419846565

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