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)

Description


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 novel, "The House of Silk", was a "Sunday Times" Top Ten bestseller; it has sold in more than thirty-five countries around the world. His bestselling Alex Rider series for children has sold over 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both "Midsomer Murders" and the BAFTA-winning "Foyle s War"; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely acclaimed mini-series "Collision" and "Injustice". Horowitz has just been unveiled as the author of the latest Ian Fleming Estate sanctioned 007 Bond novel, to publish in Fall 2015. He lives in London.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399254413
ISBN-10: 0399254412
Publisher: Philomel Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 374
Language: English