Alex Rider: Russian Roulette

The story of a spy. The story of an assassin. The story of two mortal enemies. A book we’d pretty much kill to read. Alex’s story starts here. Who is Yassen Gregorovich? An international contract killer has been given his orders. His next target is a fourteen-year-old spy: Alex Rider. Yassen knows Alex well. The two of them share a secret from the past. As he prepares for his next mission, Yassen remembers the forces that turned him from an ordinary schoolboy into a hired assassin. What is it that makes someone choose to do evil? What would it take to make them kill a child?

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    19 May 2016

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    8 March 2014

  • This book was so sad but yet so gripping. It made me think about how nice Yassen was as a boy and how he became a killer.

    7 March 2014

  • I really want to read this it looks so cool and I love the rest of the Alex rider books.

    14 December 2013

  • loved it

    I loved how it told the story of Yassen Gregorovich as he grew up. It actuly made me feel sorry for him and see how alike him & Alex are. I would recommend this book to all Alex Rider fans.

    7 December 2013

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    Anthony Horowitz

    It’s 15 years since the first awesome Alex Rider adventure and they’re still the real deal, loved by millions worldwide.


    Anthony’s awards include the Booksellers Association/Nielsen Author of the Year Award 2007, the Children’s Book of the Year for Ark Angel and the Red House Children’s Book Awards for Skeleton Key. In 2013 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature.

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