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Also by anthony horowitz. More Horowitz Horror. The Devil and His Boy. Snakehead. The alex rider adventures: Stormbreaker. Alex Rider would never forget the moment of impact, the first shock as the parachute opened and the second-more jolting still-as the module that had carried him back from outer space crashed into the sea. Was it his imagination, or was there steam rising up all around him? Maybe it was sea spray.

No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure. This time he's working for ASIS - the Australian Secret Service - and his target is the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead. Young Adult, Actions & Adventure. Teenage superspy Alex Rider is enlisted by the national security services again – this time for a routine reconnaissance mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. But before long, Alex finds himself caught up in a terrifying chain of events that leads from the Chinese Triad gangs in London to an undercover assignment in Cuba.

Snakehead is the seventh novel in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in Australia on 28 September 2007, in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2007, and in the US on 13 November 2007. The title comes from the name given to Asian gangs involved in people smuggling illegal passports, visas, weapons, and more. Snakehead takes place directly after the events of Ark Angel, with Alex finding himself in Australian waters where he landed at the end of that story.

Alex Rider is back in NEVER SAY DIE with a thrilling new mission: destroy once and for all the terrorist organization SCORPIA. From Egypt to France to Wales, from luxury yachts to abandoned coal mines, Alex traverses a minefield of dangers and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth.

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Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! Alex Rider is an orphan turned teen superspy who's saving the world one mission at a time—from #1 New York Times bestselling author! When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and the knowledge that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life.

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It's over! "Snakehead," the seventh and last book in the Alex Rider series, concludes the secret service adventures of one 14-year-old English lad. It was a great adventure for our unwilling but lucky super hero, but all good things must inevitably come to an end.

The only spoiler I will give is this: Anthony Horowitz ends the series well. I have my interpretation, but it will sit quietly in my brain so the next reader will conclude the series with the same blank slate I had--no spoilers, no clues, just surprises.

"Snakehead" is just as full of wild adventure, amazing escapes, and clever plotting as each novel in the series. I must declare that I don't have a favorite in the seven. I found each as enjoyable as the one preceding and the one following.

I displayed the first in the series in the small school library where I work just yesterday. I did a quick book talk to two different boys who picked it up. The second checked it out. The first returned today to borrow it! Can't wait to get a student opinion of this exciting series.

Literary merit? The books are well-written, cleverly plotted, and plausible, but the series is strictly escapist fare, adventure par excellence. It's greatest bid for permanence in the pantheon of older children's literature is that it is a link of books that will reinforce a love for reading.

Like the Harry Potter books, the reader must read! Both Harry and Alex are forces for good and dare all to be so. Alex inspires courage, valor, and stamina in the face of great odds. In nearly all of the books, the villain has the face of good but the heart and actions of evil. Alex is placed in circumstances that allow him to discover this truth and thus must act. No coward Alex!

Of course, in a spy series there must be violence, but it isn't graphic. Although there are deaths, there are no curse words, drinking, sex, or anything else objectionable (this sounds silly in the face of deaths and violence), but there it is: a very mild warning. In comparison with video games, the Alex Rider series is Dr. Seuss, OK, maybe something stronger. How about the dangers of The Magic Tree House series magnified by age and locations?

As for "Snakehead," the villain is a Snakehead, one part of Scorpia, who controls black market trafficking in human beings, i. e. moving immigrants for vile purposes. One thing Alex is forced into as a smuggled person is facing a master of Muay Thai (a killer combination of boxing and martial arts used for personal discipline by real masters) in a ring with bets on how long the opponent can last against this master. Need I say that Alex wins? This is not a spoiler since it happens very early in the novel and I am not revealing HOW he wins. Later he will be used as a harvest field for body parts.

"Snakehead" also involves the destruction of an island and all of Western Australia by a tsunami. It is Alex's assignment to stop this from happening.

So I come to a close in the close of a series. Goodbye, Alex Rider. It was great fun while it lasted!
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Snakehead made a perfect fiction book gift for a ten year-old boy to whom I sent it. He had not read such a novel before and I figured I had to find something sufficiently exciting to motivate him to read a gift book. The main issue was getting a book that passes muster with his parents. But as are most children, he is already exposed to tons of gratuitous violence from computer games and other sources.

The Product Description at the time of purchase was different than it is now. It advised that Alex Rider was offered a beer but refused. That was good enough for me. Later I found out there is much more to describe but again, ten year-olds are exposed to a lot more than is admitted sometimes by their own parents. Even TV shows can be incredibly racy, providing one understands the humor and the implications.

The boy liked the book, said it was cool, but importantly had read it. The story gripped him and he couldn't put it down until finishing it, and that's an accomplishment. For that reason, I am happy with the purchase and feel this is a very appropriate book for that age group.
My title says it all. I wasn't sure that I wanted my next reading (after STORMBREAKER: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL and the corresponding movie) to be this book. It wouldn't surprise me if this is the grittiest and most true-to-life of the Alex Rider series of novels. (Drawn in, I read it through in two nights.)

Author Anthony Horowitz certainly does his homework. There is absolutely no reason to think that every basic element of what happens in SNAKEHEAD doesn't or couldn't happen in real life, somewhere. In fact, a good many things one reads about here I knew about already. I'm not sure that the event around which the plot revolves could be done in reality, but then I don't comprehend the scope of the adapted real-life weapon invoked as a trigger.

Make no mistake: some of the things Alex faces are absolutely horrific, and yet there are people out there who really do these things to other people. The reader needs to be PREPARED for this. No wonder Alex uses every curse word he knows on one of the perpetrators (even if we're only told of one of those words). Good on Alex that he "bites back" more than once, and most effectively.
I absolutely loved this book and series, Anthony Horowitz is an excellent author. a MUST read series
My son's favorite book series. These were birthday presents. Great series for young male readers.
I love Anthony Horowitz, and I love Alex Rider. In the early Rider books, Alex was an unwilling boy spy, keyword boy, but Snakehead marks a change in Alex's mindset, and in the feel of the books. Alex is getting older, and the books become darker, like Harry Potter did. Snakehead is extremely tense (in a good way!) and, while a thematic departure from the earlier books, it is certainly a very, very good read.
Building Alex Rider series for grandson who finds them "page-turners!" Excellent condition.
Son loved it.
Snakehead (Alex Rider Adventure) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Anthony Horowitz
ISBN: 0142412120
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Puffin Books; Reprint edition (September 4, 2008)
Pages: 388 pages