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Eagle Strike (Alex Rider #4)

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Sir Damian Cray is a philanthropist, peace activist, and the world's most famouspop star. But still it's not enough. He needs more if he is to save the world. Trouble is, only Alex Rider recognizes that it's the world that needs saving from Sir Damian Cray. Underneath the luster of glamour and fame lies a twisted mind, ready to sacrifice the world for his beliefs. But in t ...more
Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published (first published 2003)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider, #4), Anthony Horowitz
عنوان: ضربه عقاب؛ نویسنده: آنتونی هوروویتس؛ مترجم: مهدی قراچه داغی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، ایرانبان، 1388، در 280 ص، شابک: 9789642980000؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان انگلیسی - قرن 21 م
آلکس رایدر 90 دقیقه فرصت دارد تا دنیا را نجات دهد. آلکس رایدر، چهارده ساله، جاسوس همیشه ناراضی، که با اکراه برای سازمان جاسوسی انگلستان ام. آی. 6 کار میکرد، بار دیگر در سواحل جنوبی فرانسه احساس میکند که نوجوانی معمولی ست، تا این که انفجاری وحشتناک در خانه ی میزبانش رخ میدهد
Apr 05, 2008 Declan added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Shelves: finished
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Dec 31, 2013 Dale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think each book in this series gets better and better. Eagle Strike continues the fast paced action. I found the book got a bit slow in the middle, but it certainly finishes with a bang. Off to get Scorpia now!
Dane Oram
Mar 26, 2014 Dane Oram rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike
By Anthony Horowitz

1. I decided to read the book Eagle Strike because I have read all the previous books in the series and they were quite interesting.

2. An interesting character in the story is Damian Cray. He is a very famous pop singer who is a very influential person to the world, as he has met people like the queen and the president of the USA. He seems to be a very likeable character, that is until the story progresses. He is interesting because he is different to your average
Nov 15, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: badass-hero, mystery
Rating: 3.5/5
***Minor spoilers***

After everything that has happened with MI6, Alex is ready for a relaxing vacation with his friend, Sabina Pleasure, and her parents. Alex's relaxation time doesn't last long, however - when he's on the beach, he spots Yassen Gregorovich, Russian contract killer, coming in on his boat. Unable to resist, Alex follows him and learns that he is here on a mission to kill someone. Alex doesn't have to wonder very long about who it is, because before long, the vacation
Karley Kent
Mar 10, 2014 Karley Kent rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz has the basic problem solution plot structure, while being dreadfully slow. This book was meant to be an action story; however, it practically put me to sleep. In this book, Alex Rider is a 14-year-old spy! That’s about as unrealistic as it gets, even for a realistic fiction novel. This novel contains explosives, high speed chases, gun fights, assassinations, murders, real life video games, plane crashes and hostage situations, while all being completely predicta ...more
May 11, 2008 Charlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz is about a fourteen year old boy named Alex Rider who works for MI6, which is like the CIA. He has to stop a crazy man named Damian Cray from destroying almost half the planet with missiles. But this time Alex doesn’t have the help from MI6 because they think Damian Cray is innocent because he is a very successful pop star and he gives tons of money to charities. Alex undergoes a lot of danger and has a close to death experience. Will Alex persuade MI6 that Cray ...more
Dec 03, 2011 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rwr
Having read 4 of the books in the Alex Rider series, Eagle Strike has to be one of my favorites. Alex Rider, a 14 year old spy, believes that Damian Cray, the world's most famous pop singer who is always donating to charity and wants world peace, is up to something no good. After Yassen Gregorovich, the assasin who killed his dad when mentions Cray's name in a phone call Alex becomes suspicious. He goes to the MI6 but they don't believe that a person like Cray would be attempting something bad. ...more
Loraine Kemp
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Vikas Khair
Jan 19, 2016 Vikas Khair rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
So this time Alex is enjoying vacation in france with his friend's family when tragedy strikes and Alex is again thrown amongst the danger. The difference is that this time MI6 is no where in the picture as they don't believe him when he provides his facts about another villains who is hidden behind mirror of charity.

Alex runs around trying to solve the mystery and solve it he does like every time and that too in a very nice way. Way to go Alex.
Oct 08, 2015 Zanna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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The book starts out with Alex (the main character) going to Europe with his girlfriend Sabina. Will on there vacation Alex runs into the man who killed his uncle, his name is Yassen so he gets suspicious. Shortly after he sees smoke rising and him and Sabina ride home, they get there and the house was blown up there were peaces of wood from the house everywhere they said it was a leak in the gas pipe but Alex knows different. Second he looks into things he
Apr 12, 2017 Safiyyah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Do you really have it in you, Alex? Can you make your finger obey You? Can you kill me?"

Eagle Strike. Fourth book in the Alex Rider series. A lot of adventure and fast pace throughout. We finally get to know a bit about Alex's background. More awaits in the next book.
Adam Aufderheide
this was awesome!!! they just get better every book!
Apr 30, 2017 Emma rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uno-2017
I really like this series yet this one was the best yet. It was full of action from the beginning, it was the best start in my opinion. Not sure how Alex is still 14, 4 books in, and it seems like only a few months have gone by, the timeline doesn't seem great, but still a fabulous book.

Alex has a great way of working through problems, and I like how people still underestimate him, you think by now people wouldn't. Yassen seems to be the only one who sees his true worth.

The story is always new a
Davon Smith
May 13, 2013 Davon Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teens these days are always complaining about how much of a bummer it is to go to school. The grades, the social environment, the future, its all too much for a teen to think about at once. Well try saving the world a couple of times and finding yourself in several life or death situations.

Anthony Horowitz, a British author outdoes himself with another amazing sequel in the Alex Rider series. In 2003 Horowitz published another sequel to his best selling series, Eagle Strike.

Eagle Strike is a
Nic Salzwedel
"Eagle Strike" is one of the books in a series titled "An Alex Rider Adventure", written by Anthony Horowitz. This is the fourth book of the series that I have read so far. Although I have been enjoying the series, I can say that "Eagle Strike" was my least favorite up to this point. The plot of this book seemed too similar to the previous books. The story was predictable because it followed the same patterns as the other Alex Rider adventures. The adventures that Rider faces are very random an ...more
Vivek Trivedi
Mar 23, 2010 Vivek Trivedi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike, by Anthony Horowitz is about a fourteen-year-old spy named Alex Rider. Shortly after his birth, his parents were murdered. He then lived with his uncle until a Russian assassin named Yassen Gregorovich killed his uncle. He discovers that his uncle was a spy and decided to follow his footsteps. In his fourth mission, he is sent to investigate a person who wants to destroy all places where illegal drugs are grown with nuclear weapons. He claims that people that use drugs are not the ...more
Nov 03, 2014 Yulia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alex Rider is a schoolboy who got sucked into the world of espionage after the death of his uncle, that had left him an orphan. This is the 4th book in the Alex Rider series and this one is quite different from the rest (or perhaps that's just because I hadn't read the graphic novel for this one before the actual book).
While on vacation with his friend Alex comes across an old enemy, not understanding what could possibly lead the assassin to him, he follows him. In this book Alex is actually no
Alex Rider is in France with his friend Sabina Pleasure and her family when Sabina's dad is nearly killed by a bomb supposedly placed by Yassen Gregovich. Alex suspects Damian Cray hired Yassen because Sabina's dad was writing an article about Cray. He then runs to MI6 to get help and stop Damian Cray. When he arrives they refuse to help him and don't believe that Cray would do such a thing. Alex decides he must investigate on his own.
Damian Cray holds a release party for his new gaming system
Jean-Paul Pearson
"He knew who he was. The son of a contract killer." This book was a killer figuratively speaking except for Yassen Gregorich, Damian Cray, and Charlie Roper. When Yassen Gregorich died I went nooo when Damian Cray died I went yay then eek. Finally when Roper died I had a scared to faint moment of please be over and change the scene now. So as you can guess by the cover of the book Eagle Strike is the name of the operation that Damian Cray tried to make succeed. I won't give away all the details ...more
Feb 10, 2017 Avalley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a pretty good book, though it was kind of the same as the other ones. The whole series is a little bit like that. But it was still a good book.
Oct 26, 2014 Tom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Um I gues I have to do a book teaser, so here goes. Eagle Strike, by Anthony Horowitz is a very interesting book. At the beginning, Alex is vacationing with his friend Sabina when he see his worst enemy, Yassen Gregorovich. He follows him and witnesses him talking about something blowing up. When they return to where their staying, their house is in smithereens and Sabinas dad is in the hospital. Nobody has any idea why it happened, but they find a half burned article that the man was writing sa ...more
Bridget Lane
Nov 27, 2013 Bridget Lane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike, the fourth book in the Alex Rider series, is not a let down. This book begins with Alex vacationing in France with his friend Sabina. However, the fun vacation quickly takes a turn for the worst when Alex spots a prominent assassin, Yassen Gregorovich. In this book Alex fights to uncover the evil plot of a world-beloved pop star and philanthropist.

Horowitz once again delivers a fun and action-packed book, with all of the Alex Rider fan's favorite characters returning. I highly reco
Oct 03, 2014 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth book in the Alex rider series. About a celebrity singer Damian Cray whose objective is to save future generations by killing millions. Unlike the other books in the series, 14 year old Alex rider didn't have the support of MI6 behind him, leaving Alex to singlehandedly save the world. I enjoyed how it is a easy read (but has long chapters) I would recommend it to people who like action packed adventure.
Nov 05, 2009 Jordan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
summary: Alex Rider can't prove to m16 that Sir Damian Cray is going to do something bad so hes on his own. Cray steals Air Force 1 and he and his men have to wear biochemical suits. Cray wants to use missiles to destroy all the places where drugs are shipped. Alex has to survive a bullfight, being chased on his bike by fast cars, and being a human target in a video game.

opinion: This book is really really good.

recomendation: I thhink you should definetly read this.
Sep 16, 2016 Jacob_Tyler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Eagle Strike" is probably one of my favorite books so far in the Alex Rider series. This book is very intriguing and is hard to put down. This book has many suspenseful moments and was written very well. I would recommend this book to you if you like action packed adventure stories. This book is very good and I think you should read it.
Alex Fargis
My favorite character is Alex one because I share a name with him and two he's a spy the would be so cool. I loved this book because of the adventure and the action in it. It is very close to the James Bond and Jason Bourne series with the action and the spy part of it. I would recommend it to people who like action and adventure book.
Quentin Veron
Oct 28, 2015 Quentin Veron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book- I can see why a lot of people have recommended this series to me. The suspense is constant in this book, as well as non-stop action. Also, the ending is very well done, with a massive plot twist at the end, that sets up perfectly the next book in the series. I'm excited to start reading the rest of these books!
Once again, Alex Rider finds himself in implausible situations from which it's clearly impossible to escape, and yet he does. Again, a fun young-adult adventure. At the end, Alex learns something shocking about himself.

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Anthony Horowitz, OBE is ranked alongside Enid Blyton and Mark A. Cooper as "The most original and best spy-kids authors of the century." (New York Times). Anthony has been writing since the age of eight, and professionally since the age of twenty. In addition to the highly successful Alex Rider books, he is also the writer and creator of award winning detective series Foyle’s War, and more recent ...more
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