From the book jacket:
Shot outside the
offices of MI6 and left for dead by Scorpia, Alex Rider awakens
in a top-secret hospital, glad simply to be alive. But danger
has a way of following Alex, and when the boy in the next room
is the victim of a kidnapping attempt, it is Alex who saves
himonly to be kidnapped himself. The man behind the kidnapping?
None other than Nikolei Drevin, wealthiest developer in the
world, and the man who single-handedly is funding the first
luxury hotel in outer space, Ark Angel. Yet the project is
hemorrhaging millions of dollars along the way, and Drevin will
stop at nothing to cease the bleeding. Even if it means blowing
up Ark Angel. Even if it means sacrificing his only son. . . .
Resurrecting an apparently dead main character
Beyond the Book
's life might
have been copied from the pages of
Charles Dickens or the Brothers Grimm.
Born in 1956 in Stanmore, Middlesex, to
a family of wealth and status, Anthony
was raised by nannies, surrounded by
servants and chauffeurs. His father, a
wealthy businessman, was, says Mr.
Horowitz, "a fixer for Harold Wilson."
What that means exactly is unclear "My
father was a very secretive man," he
says so an aura of suspicion and
mystery surrounds both the word and the
As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's
father, threatened with...