Eagle Strike - Alex Rider, Bk 4 Author:Anthony Horowitz Millions adore him. A philanthropist. Anti-drug crusader. Peace activist. And former pop star the likes of which the world has never seen. Sir Damian Cray even has the president's ear. Yet the president's ear is not enough for Damian -- he wants more. Such as the president's fingerprints. So he can manipulate computer systems only th... more »e President of the United States has access to. So he can launch nuclear missiles. From aboard Air Force One. All in the name of peace.... So what if a few million lives are lost in the process?
Teen spy Alex Rider survives a bullfight, a high-speed bicycle chase through Amsterdam, and even being the target in a human video-game, only to face his most disturbing challenge yet: when the best of intentions are driven by insanity, how do you reason with a madman?« less
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The fourth book in the Alex Rider series sends this teen version of James Bond out on his own. After his girlfriend's journalist father is almost killed, Alex discovers a link between him and the world's best loved eco-activist rock star (I think Bono should read this one). How is this world renowned philanthropist connected with that reporter's near-death experience? Alex is determined to find out. And, when MI6 refuses to help him, he goes out alone..........Another enjoyable adventure novel for young adults. And, though I'm not so young any more, I found myself rooting for the good guys as they, once again, go against the odds in an all-out attempt to save the world from someone who, in this case, wants to save the world!?!