Alex Rider will soon be a star in his very own TV series! When Alex Rider crash-lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Snakehead by Anthony Horowitz. No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure.
Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Australia Bangkok Thailand Jakarta Indonesia. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Snakehead , please sign up. This book is very good, love the twist in the end.
All and all it was lite. I think it wound be better if it was longer because I devoured the book in a few days but that is my only comment. Will there be more after Russian Roulette and Scorpia Rising? Nandile Khanyile yes there are more books i think it ends up to ten. How many book of alex rider there is? Caitlin There are 10 but Russian Roulette is about Yassen. See all 5 questions about Snakehead…. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Snakehead Alex Rider, 7. The title comes from the name given to Asian gangs involved in people smuggling illegal passports, visas, weapons, and more.
Snakehead takes place directly after the events of Ark Angel, with Alex finding himself in Australian waters where he landed at the end of that story. Jan 07, Ryan Buckby rated it really liked it.
We knew exactly where you were all the time. Plot: This one picks up right after the events of Ark Angel were Alex makes a crash landing back down to earth after destroying the hotel that was up in space. You would think that Alex would get a month break after every assignment to be a normal kid but nope he is thrown back into the spy world and thrust into another assignment. Alex is picked up by the Australian Secret Service and is asked by them to take down the criminal underworld that is in south east Asia.
We also learn in this one that Alex has a god father who was his fathers best friend and they are soon put on a mission together. I was really hoping things would look up for Alex and he would finally have a good family member who he could trust and actually have to be in his life boy was i wrong. Ash who like Alex was working with MI6 turns out to be a double agent and in fact working for scorpia. Just please can something go right for Alex?
Jack's and Alex's relationship in this book is really strained in this one because of everything MI6 has put Alex through over the course of a year. I would love to see these two just go away and spend time with each other away from this spy world because Jack's is the last good thing Alex has in his life and i don't want this relationship to be ruined. I'm always surprised how much Alex has been through in a short amount of time and i always think huge amounts of time has passed during each book and its always mentioned hes a 14 year old boy and that still shocks me.
It was a nice surprised seeing Sabina return at the end of the book and i wasn't expecting it but it was really good for something good to happen to Alex for once. View all 3 comments. It seems Alex Rider never gets a chance to take a break This time he takes on the crime organisation Snakehead and meets his god father and learns a bit more about the history of his dead parents.
As action packed as ever with dead defying stunts and yet again I had to keep reminding myself that Alex is just a 14 year old boy! Dec 28, Cristina Monica rated it really liked it. Normally I read these books to entertain myself.
I know the danger is fictive and I know Alex Rider will always come out of his life-threatening missions alive. Still, this story terrified me.
What I mean is that the missions are not so easy anymore. In the past, Alex Rider had needed to infiltrate a boarding school, pretend to be a member of a couple of families and track numerous people. I now look back on some of his previous missions and find them rather childish compared to this one. Because the evil organization Scorpia is a living nightmare.
They do all sorts of illegal stuff, like fights, smuggling, assassinations and human and organ trafficking. The moment you mention human and organ trafficking to me, I am going to start taking you very, very seriously. For the first time, I was scared for Alex and was not entertained one bit. The atmosphere is also darker than in the other books. It all felt so real. Even Alex felt that because he was less but still a little bit reckless than in the previous books.
You know MI6 will make an appearance sooner or later and you know Alex will escape sudden deaths in many unrealistic ways. The way Alex carries on his missions is also quite planned. Plus the actions scenes are well-written and surprising.
On to the next one! Feb 03, Loren rated it it was ok Recommends it for: 14 year old spies. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. It was okay. I'm kinda getting sick of horowitz's methodical style of writing this series.
It seemed that everything was building up to 'Scorpia' and after its cataclysmic ending there just had to be a wrap-up book-but Snakehead The author tried to make it personal by bringing Ash into the mix but I don't think that really added anything-Horowitz needs to go in a new direction with Alex.
Bringing Sabina back at the end was as strained as their relationship has evidently be Well Bringing Sabina back at the end was as strained as their relationship has evidently become. If she were to appear in this book-she should've been in the meat of it, not the last two pages.
The eighth book is entitled 'Yassen' and revolves around the life of this esteemed assassin. Theories are that he's still alive-in my opinion that's the only twist that could make it worth reading, otherwise it would just be a history of his life-yawn.
Loved the fact that Scorpia came back into it but I thought it should be more about their revenge on Alex than this crappy plot about 8 stupid d-list celebrities. If horowitz wanted it to be personal that's the way to do it. The conclusion means that Scorpia probably won't interfere in his life again-disappointing.
Alex seemed to be coming around to MI6. The author undoes this good work at the end of the book as he enjoys school once more. Where is it going? Does Horowitz have a plan? This series needs some spice View all 9 comments. Jan 01, Turkan Taskin rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: teenagers. Shelves: alltime-favorites , met-the-author , books-i-own , unputdownable , read-spies-action , original , horowitz , 5-star-favourites , badass-protagonist , completed-series.
Anthony Horowitz is without a doubt my favorite author of all time.
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