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Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin (Hardcover)
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Ever wondered about Yassen Gregorovich and how he became such a fearsome assassin? Want to know more about when John Rider (Alex’s father) and Yassen worked together? This prequel is Yassen’s story - action-driven, full of twists, and surprisingly thought-provoking. Alex and Yassen came from different worlds but did either of them ever have any choice? (Angela)
The final book in the #1 bestselling Alex Rider series with over 6 million copies sold in the U.S. "alone"
Alex Rider's life changed forever with the silent pull of a trigger.
When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage--the world's only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex's own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.
What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies.
This is Yassen's story. A journey down a darkened path.
International #1 bestseller Anthony Horowitz delivers a blockbuster thrill ride in this, his final Alex Rider novel. Perfect for young fans of James Bond.
About the Author
One of the UK's most prolific and successful writers, ANTHONY HOROWITZ may have committed more (fictional) murders than any other living author. His most recent Sherlock Holmes novel, Moriarty, is already an industry sensation; its predecessor, The House of Silk, has sold over 450,000 copies worldwide in more than 35 countries. His bestselling Alex Rider series for Young Adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle's War, both of which were featured on PBS's Masterpiece Mystery; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely acclaimed mini-series Collision and Injustice. Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He lives in London.