Crocodile Tears

Crocodile Tears

By Anthony Horowitz

Philomel Books, Hardcover, 9780399250569, 388pp.

Publication Date: November 17, 2009


It?s just another day in the life of an average kid. If you?re Alex Rider, that is.

A con artist has realized there is big money in charity? the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified corn that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes?gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries? to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.

Often imitated, never equaled, the series that triggered a reading phenomenon is back, exhilarating and addictive as ever.

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.