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)

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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


Anthony Horowitz has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle s War, and more recently event drama Collision, among his other television works he has written episodes for Poirot, Murder in Mind, Midsomer Murders and Murder Most Horrid. Anthony became patron to East Anglia Children s Hospices in 2009.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399254413
ISBN-10: 0399254412
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 374
Language: English