Eagle Strike

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Eagle Strike

By Anthony Horowitz

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399239793, 272pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2004

Description
Millions adore him. A philanthropist. Anti-drug crusader. Peace activist. And former pop star the likes of which the world has never seen. Sir Damian Cray even has the president's car. Yet the president's car is not enough for Damian-he wants more. Such as the president's fingerprints. So he can manipulate computer systems only the President of the United States has access to. So he can launch nuclear missiles. From aboard Air Force One. All in the name of peace...So what if a few million lives are lost in the process?

Teen spy Alex Rider survives a bullfight, a high-speed bicycle chase through Amsterdam, and even being the target in a human video-game, only to face his most disturbing challenge yet: when the best of intentions are driven by insanity, how do you reason with a madman?



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 Sherlock Holmes novel, "Moriarty", is already an industry sensation; its predecessor, "The House of Silk", has sold over 450,000 copies worldwide in more than 35 countries. His bestselling Alex Rider series for Young Adults has sold more than 19 million copies worldwide. As a TV screenwriter he created both "Midsomer Murders" and the BAFTA-winning "Foyle s War", both of which were featured on PBS's "Masterpiece Mystery"; other TV work includes "Poirot" and the widely acclaimed mini-series "Collision and Injustice". Anthony regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines, and in 2014 he was awarded an OBE for his services to literature. He lives in London.