Stormbreaker (Walker Books)
"Anthony Horowitz is the lion of children's literature."
Michael Morpurgo, Children's Laureate
When his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in gruelling SAS training exercises. Then, armed with his own special set of secret gadgets, he's off on his first mission to Cornwall, where Middle-Eastern multi-billionaire Herod Sayle is producing his state-of-the-art Stormbreaker computers. Sayle has offered to give one free to every school in the country – but there's more to the gift than meets the eye.
About Anthony Horowitz
Anthony's first novel was Enter Frederick K. Bower, published in 1979 when Anthony was just 23. He created Foyle's War and the popular series Midsomer Murders and has also worked on Agatha Christie's Poirot and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony's phenomenally successful series of books about teen superspy Alex Rider have delighted children all over the world, and in 2003, Anthony was delighted to win the Red House Children's Book Award for Skeleton Key as it was voted for entirely by children.