Eagle Strike, by Anthony Horowitz

November 10, 2016

Review by Ethan Romer

In Eagle Strike, the fourth thriller by Anthony Horowitz, we find teen spy Alex Rider enjoying vacation with his friend Sabina Pleasure and her parents. But for Alex, a good vacation never lasts long. When a big, fancy yacht enters the harbor Alex spots contract killer Yassen Gregorovich on deck. Alex knows Yassen well enough to be certain that he’s not on vacation. This means trouble.While investigating Yassens yacht, Alex takes Yassen’s phone and dials a recent number. Shockingly pop star Damian Cray answers. When Alex tells the leaders at MI6 that he thinks that there’s a link between Yassen and Cray, they refuse to investigate Britain’s most famous pop star. After countless close calls and near death escapes Alex finds himself dealing with something more than just suspicion. Millions of lives are at stake. Can Alex save the world before it is too late?

Eagle Strike keeps you on the edge of your seat. For example, Alex gets knocked out,  escapes a bullfight, and finally gets his hands on a gun. I rated the book 5 stars because of these never ending twists and turns. How challenging would it be to be a teenage spy? Like previous Alex Rider books this one takes you deep into his world and it won’t let you down. I recommend this book to all readers, but specifically teens because they may be able to understand his feelings better.

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