By Anthony Horowitz

The deadly fifth mission in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series.

In the fifth book in the number one bestselling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz, teenage spy Alex travels to Venice to discover the truth about his past. But the truth lies with a criminal organization known as Scorpia, and Alex must make a choice… work for MI6 once more, or betray everything he believes in.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780744570519
  • Published: 01 Apr 2005
  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 384

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Customer reviews

Molly age 11 wrote:

I love all of the Alex Rider Books, but this one beats the rest!

jack age 14 wrote:

looks amazing i havn't read it yet but i can't wait to

anonymous wrote:

This book is a really good quick read! It has so many good surprises. The ending is really sad really awesome book.

dallals age 13 wrote:

i love your book i think it is the best

yev age 12 wrote:

so a i was wonding in scorpia after he gets shot does he die???

abhi age 14 wrote:

i like the alex rider books best

charly age 18 wrote:

i am not from england but i love that book in german.

christopher age 9 wrote:

I think alex rider is the best book I've ever read (being me I read loads)

Sana'a age 14 wrote:

I have to admit your books are capturing.......awesome job! Loved the 2nd book and you've got some pretty ingenious ideas...

Royce age 13 wrote:

Best book series i've read, this one is ahead of snakehead.

james age 9 wrote:

This book is really good with many surprises with some cheak and cleaver thinking. The ending is a bit sad but other wise a really good book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

LILY age 10 wrote:

although i haven't read that 1 yet,i wish Anthony will keep writing books of Alex Rider series,not only just 1 extra chapter in snakehead.He will be writing a snakehead book with 1 extra chapter in it.[i've checked on his website!]

lam age 12 wrote:

I'm not from England but here in Greece many people like Alex Rider books and it's one of the best book I have ever read

?? age ? wrote:

best book ever, i know people who hate to read, but they read Alex Rider books.

Michael age 10 wrote:

It was a good book. But Ark Angel became more exciting than Scorpia. If you ask me to rate it from 1 to 5. I'd give it a 4.

boots age 11 wrote:

great book but i knew he wouldn't die because if he did why would there be a 6 book

mark age 12 wrote:

i love Alex Rider I haven't read Scorpia yet but I'm sure from the rest of the reviews it will be a very good book. I hope I eta chance to read it soon

spike age 7 wrote:

im not too far in the book but im still looking forward to the tenth book-yassen. best book series ever... apart from maximum ride, tehe.

cammy age 10 wrote:


Adam age 11 wrote:

The best Alex rider book of the lot.One of Horowitzs best beaten only by necropolis

Kane age 13 wrote:

Very interesting and well thought books, real good series, but at the end of scorpia does alex imagine his mother or is it real?

a secret age 11277 wrote:

i loved scorpia!!!!!!!! can't wait to read ark angel. P.S Alex rider is totally sick

Angel age 13 wrote:

People may say I am too old to read this series, but I LOVE them! Even my dad enjoys quickly reading through them! VERY addicting and FUN!!!!! I wish he wrote more Alex Rider books instead of horor series!!!

Haha-mystery name! age IDK wrote:

I wish the books were longer...they are soooooo GOOD!!!!!! :D


'Featuring high-speed chases, death-defying stunts and man-eating tigers, this brilliant adventure ends with a fabulous (and controversial!) cliffhanger: Up there with Artemis Fowl and Harry P.' The Independent

'If you were to ask a boy aged between 8 and 12 who his greatest fictional hero is, the answer would probably not be Harry Potter, but Alex Rider.' The Times

'Will last forever as one of the children's classics of our age.' The Times

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