Tuesday, January 15, 2008

"Snakehead" by Anthony Horowitz

Snakehead is the seventh book in the Alex Rider series. I think that is is one of the better ones. I recommend that you read the first six in order first though before reading "Snakehead" or, in most parts, you will be totally lost. Alex is recruited by the ASIS, Australian Secret Intelligence Service. They want him to go undercover with a man named Ash and pretend to be his son. But he soon realizes that Ash may have some connection to his family. After almost being killed in a Muay Thai match, the most aggressive and dangerous form of martial art in the world, and hiding on a crate ship that was supposed to have smuggle him across the ocean, Alex finds out that it was all for nothing. At least that's what he thinks. MI6, British Secret Service, contacts him and the worst news of all comes. Scorpia has stolen a very dangerous bomb called Royal Blue. They plan to create a tsunami and wipe out a whole island. And it doesn't stop there. It will destroy half the Australian coast, killing thousands of people. Not long after that, he is captured and taken into the middle of the rain forest to a little hospital. They want to cut out his liver, eyes, and any other organ that he can live without until he finally dies, and sell them and make thousands and millions of dollars. And the worst part is, they act like nothing is even happening. The end of the book comes with a big shocker. Want to know what it is? Then you'll have to read the book.

I rate this book 4/5 stars.

P.S.- The picture above is from the movie "Alex Rider, Operation Stormbreaker". (The first book)


The Librarian said...

This is a terrific review! I loved the way you left us hanging at the end...I'll definitely be reading this book. The other Alex Rider books are real page-turners, and it sounds like this one is too. If you like Action and Adventure, you are sure to like these books!

PS. Have you seen the movie? It seemed to quickly go to DVD, so I'm wondering if it is any good.

Anonymous said...

Yes i have seen the movie. It was Awesome!!!!

anne z said...

I havent seen the movie is it really good?

josjh said...

There isn't a film for this snakehead yet.