Alex Rider Mission 3: Skeleton Key
Publisher: Walker Books
An utterly relentless and gripping page-turning thriller of a ride, Skeleton Key is the third in the Alex Rider series of books by Anthony Horowitz.
Alex Rider’s back, and he’s in trouble. Real trouble. Having promised himself, and MI6 that he would be hanging up his spy hat for good, Alex is reluctantly drawn back in to the secret world of international espionage, intrigue and grave danger, all through the seemingly harmless guise of a sunny and strawberry-filled two week stint as an inquisitive ball-boy at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
But, as the tennis players limber up on Centre Court, strawberries are the last thing Alex has on his plate. With a nose for sniffing out trouble, and an inability to turn his back on a baddie, Alex is unwittingly lured into the path of a Chinese Triad gang, an angry (and hungry!) great white shark, hapless CIA agents, and a death-defying, world-changing plan involving two warring Russians, a swamp and a pound of nuclear explosives, all set in the beautiful back-drop of Caya Esqueleto.