Junior/Teen Read: Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

At the end of book five in the Alex Rider adventure series, Alex was shot as he stepped off the curb in front of the innocuous-looking building that houses MI-6 in London.  Those who thought Alex dead were pleasantly surprised when book six arrived on bookshelves everywhere:  Ark Angel.  At the beginning of this spy adventure by Anthony Horowitz, Alex is recuperating in a private hospital in the room next to the son of one of the wealthiest men in the world, Nikolai Drevin.  The night before his release, Alex, restlessly roaming around the hospital, witnesses four men charge through the main doors, demand the room number of Paul Drevin from the night guard, then kill him and head for the elevator.  Not fully recovered from his gunshot wound, Alex must quickly and carefully match wits with these extremely dangerous men and the element of surprise will only help him on his first ploy.  And so we’re off on a new adventure where teenage superspy Alex Rider has to rely on his quick reflexes and limited resources to prevent murder and mayhem.

Between MI-6, the CIA, and eco-terrorists who have targeted Drevin, Alex is on the run preventing kidnappings, escaping terrorists, and using his super-sensitive perceptions to try to put his finger on what is wrong with what he sees and what information is being

Anthony Horowitz

withheld from him as he embarks on a mission that takes him to an orbiting space station and a life and death struggle with one of the most dangerous criminals Alex has ever faced.

How can Alex prevent Drevin from destroying the Pentagon without destroying Paul’s life in the process?  How can he get Paul to believe he’s not a dangerous spy out to kill his father?  From the opening paragraph to the splash landing 100 miles off the coast of Australia, this thrilling spy adventure will keep you on the edge of your seat.

* * * * 1/2

About mysm2000

Having taught elementary school for more than 25 years and been involved in many amazing technology and curriculum projects, I find I've developed a myriad of interests based on literature I've read and music I've heard. I've followed The Wright Three to Chicago, Ansel Adams to Colorado, The Kon Tiki Expedition to Easter Island, Simon & Garfunkel lyrics to New York City, Frank Lloyd Wright to Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, and have only just begun.
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1 Response to Junior/Teen Read: Ark Angel by Anthony Horowitz

  1. FictionFan says:

    I’ve really enjoyed Horowitz’s recent adult books but still haven’t tried his earlier children’s books. This series always sounds like fun so I’m glad to hear you rate it highly. One day I shall get to it…


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