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Ark Angel

by Anthony Horowitz

Ark Angel
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    Apr 2006, 324 pages
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    Apr 2007, 336 pages

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Alex Rider confounds an evil villain's plans to salvage a doomed project by whatever means necessary.

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 him—only 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. . . .

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The nurse was twenty-three years old, blonde, and nervous. This was only her second week at St. Dominic’s, one of London’s most exclusive private hospitals. Rock stars and television celebrities came here, she had been told. There were also VIPs from abroad. VIPs here meant very important patients. Even famous people get sick, and the ones who wanted to recover in five-star comfort chose St. Dominic’s. The surgeons and therapists were world-class. The hospital food was so good that some patients had been known to pretend they were ill so that they could enjoy it for a while longer. That evening, the nurse was making her way down a wide, brightly lit corridor, carrying a tray of medicines. She was wearing a freshly laundered white dress. Her name—d. meacher—was printed on a badge pinned to her uniform. Several of the junior doctors had already placed bets on which of them would persuade her to go out with them first.

She stopped in front...

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Alex is a jolly decent sort who's never issued with lethal weapons but still manages to disarm everyoneArk Angel is his biggest adventure to date - a Moonrakeresque adventure involving a Russian mobster and a space-hotel. The series is a great choice for pre-teens, especially boys - with enough action-adventure for even the most reluctant reader.   (Reviewed by BookBrowse Review Team).

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The action-filled plot develops quickly and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

The Guardian

Highbrow literature this ain't, but neither does it purport to be....the series (is) such fun, and this a welcome new addition.

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kolten buster

the greatest book in the WORLD
I haven't read the whole book but it's a great book. I read a book and it pretty much took a whole quarter of school but when I got this one its going fast I love the book! This is the first book that I read from him I want to read more books from ...   Read More

RAKII

Ark Angel
Good kept my attention the whole time but make sure you read the others before it or you'll get lost.

jay-jay

great book
i have only just reading the book for the second time but i think the action in it was phenomenal. This book is certainly for young teenager with really active imaginations. Younger people can read it to but they may not understand some of the words....   Read More

Alex swenson

Ark Angel
Do you like adventures? Then Ark Angel is right for you. Ark Angel is a adventure book written by Anthony Hororwitz. I read these books because my friend Jack Kiefer recommended these books to me. In the beginning of the book Ark Angel Alex Rider ...   Read More

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Anthony Horowitz'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 man.

As unlikely as it might seem, Anthony's ...

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