By Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider, youngster secret agent, has regularly been instructed he's the spitting snapshot of the daddy he by no means knew. but if Alex learns that his father can have been an murderer for the main deadly and strong 17 november on the earth, Scorpia, his international shatters. Now Scorpia desires Alex on their aspect, and Alex not has the energy to struggle them. that's, until eventually he learns of Scorpia’s newest plot: an operation recognized merely as “Invisible Sword” that would lead to the demise of millions of individuals. Can Alex hinder the slaughter, or will Scorpia turn out as soon as and for all that the fear are usually not stopped?
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