Teenage spy Alex has a chance encounter with the son of multi-billionaire Nikolei Drevin. Soon Alex finds himself in the middle of an international crime hunt. The connection - Ark Angel, a revolutionary space hotel with catastrophic potential. The sixth book in the Alex Rider series.
ALEX RIDER UNDERCOVER: FOUR SECRET FILES
Go undercover into the secret world of teen super spy Alex Rider in this explosive collection of action-packed short stories. See Alex take action against an imminent disaster, discover the truth behind the death of his parents and get inside the mind of his arch rival, Yassen Gregorovich.
ALEX RIDER: SECRET WEAPON
Ever since MI6 recognized his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a deadly twist, no day has ever been ordinary for the teenage super-spy. This collection of thrilling adventures features familiar and new assailants from the best-loved world of Alex Rider and also includes three never-before-seen stories.
Alex meets international do-gooder Desmond McCain. But a simple card game between them rapidly leads to a duel to the death - one that could result in the destruction of an entire country. The eighth book in the Alex Rider series.
THE DEVIL AND HIS BOY
In 1593 orphan Tom Falconer is taken from his home in Suffolk by a rich stranger. After an encounter with a highway man, Tom finds himself heading for London to find 'Moorfield'.
FOREVER AND A DAY
The sea keeps its secrets, but not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It's time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It's time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill...
Two wicked short story collections including stories as creepy as an ordinary looking camera that turns out to have evil powers, a bus ride home that turns into your worst nightmare, and a mysterious computer game that absolutely nobody would play.
THE HOUSE OF SILK
It is November 1890 and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives at Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who is stalking him. Richard & Judy Bookclub
When editor Susan Ryeland is given the tattered manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has little idea it will change her life. She's worked with the revered crime writer for years and Susan knows only too well, vintage crime sells handsomely. But Conway's latest tale of murder isn’t quite what it seems…
After Sherlock Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives in Europe from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind who has risen to take his place.
Following the shocking events of Never Say Die, Alex Rider's world has changed: his biggest enemy, the evil organization Scorpia, has been destroyed. Alex is hoping his life can finally go back to normal, that he can go to school and spend time with his friends--but very quickly everything changes. A new and dangerous criminal organization--Nightshade--is rising. When Alex discovers they've planned a mysterious attack on London, he will stop at nothing to take them down. But protecting his home city means facing off a ruthless new enemy and putting his life at stake, again. And this time, there's no one to save him if he makes a mistake.
Alex Rider, reluctant teenage spy, is back at school and trying to adapt to homework. MI6 have other plans, and need him to investigate the deaths of Two powerful men.To do so he must attend the exclusive Point Blanc Academy.
THE POWER OF FIVE: EVIL STAR
After his experiences at Raven's Gate, fourteen-year-old Matt Freeman thinks his days of battling evil are over. But he is pulled into another horrifying adventure when he discovers a second gate exists. Matt and his friend Richard travel to Peru and, assisted by a secret organization known as the Nexus, follow a series of clues to the gate's whereabouts. But there is a traitor in the Nexus... Richard is kidnapped. Matt manages to escape with the help of Pedro, a local boy. The pair travel to the Nazca desert and Matt realizes the horrifying truth: the Nazca lines are the second gate – it is about to open. But, this time, will he have the strength to prevent it? Book two in the series.
THE POWER OF FIVE: NECROPOLIS
vil has been unleashed on the world and only five children – with special powers – can save it. Matt and the other three desperately need to find Scar, the final gatekeeper, who has been trapped in Hong Kong, where puddles of water turn into puddles of blood, where ghosts, demons and hideous creatures stalk the streets. Matt has no choice but to follow her. Now, both imprisoned, their only hope of survival is to reach a secret door in the Man Ho temple. But even if Scar can find her psychic power, it may already be too late. Book four in the series
THE POWER OF FIVE: NIGHTRISE
Nevada, USA. Fourteen-year-old twins Jamie and Scott Tyler are performing a mind-reading act in a dingy theatre. But when a sinister multinational corporation, Nightrise, kidnaps Scott, Jamie is left alone – and wanted for murder. He becomes embroiled in a corrupt presidential campaign and breaks into the American prison system before being propelled ten thousand years into the past, where he encounters the other Gatekeepers and witnesses the creation of Raven's Gate – and the first fateful battle against the Old Ones. Book three in the series
THE POWER OF FIVE: OBLIVION
Having escaped from Hong Kong, the five gatekeepers – Matt, Pedro, Scott, Jamie and Scarlett – are lost in a hostile and dangerous world. As they struggle to re-group and plan their next move, the malevolent King of the Old Ones gathers his forces in Oblivion: a desolate landscape where the last survivors of humanity must fight the ultimate battle. Book five in the series
THE POWER OF FIVE: RAVEN'S GATE
Matt has always known he has unusual powers. Raised in foster care, he is sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, only to find himself in the midst of sinister goings-on. Matt investigates and uncovers a terrible secret – eight guardians are protecting the world from the Old Ones, beings banished long ago by five children. But devil worshippers want to let the Old Ones back in...Book one in the series
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER TWO
When Nick Diamond is framed for a jewel robbery he finds himself sharing a cell with Johnny Powers. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail the Fence, the country's master criminal. To do this Nick must get himself out of jail.
Teenage spy Alex travels to Venice to discover the truth about his past. But the truth lies with a criminal organisation known as Scorpia, and Alex must make a choice...work for MI6 once more, or betray everything he believes in. The fifth book in the series.
Alex is trying to get his life back on track. But Scorpia has returned, and when you’re the world’s most successful spy, the only way out is to face your enemies. Alex’s final mission will be the deadliest of all. The last book in the series.
Teenage spy Alex Rider is on a mission at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships when a terrifying chain of events leaves him on the run from a Chinese Triad gang. In hiding on a Cuban island he has to outwit the insane Russian, General Sarov.
This time Alex Rider is in Australia, working for the Australian Secret Service, having teamed up with Ash, once his father’s best friend. An old enemy has a plan to destabilize half the world and there is no one Alex can trust.
SOUTH BY SOUTH EAST
Tim is broke, so when a mysterious stranger offers him a wad of cash for his overcoat, he gladly accepts. But, as he soon finds out there are worse things than being broke - like being shot!
Fourteen year old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down when his guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. He is forcibly recruited into MI6 where he has to investigate the motives behind millionaire Herod Sayer's generous donations. Alex finds himself in mortal danger and his first mission could be his last!
The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. With James Bond in the driving seat, events take an unexpected turn and Bond is pitched into an entirely different race uncovering a plan that could bring the West to its knees.
WITH A MIND TO KILL
M's funeral. One man missing from the graveside. The traitor accused of his murder. Bond. Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion's den—but whose orders is he following, and will he obey them when the moment of truth arrives? In a mission where treachery is all around and one false move means death, James Bond must grapple with the darkest questions about himself. But not even he knows what has happened to the man he used to be.
THE WORD IS MURDER
A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral. Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer? Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime. But even Hawthorne isn't prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody...