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Eagle Strike

(Alex Rider #4)

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Alex is in the South of France, hoping to sever his links with MI6. But when a sudden attack by assassin Yassen Gregorovich on his hosts plunges Alex back into a world of violence, he soon uncovers a plan called Eagle Strike – a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined.
Paperback, 331 pages
Published 2015 by Walker (first published 2003)
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Lola
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am shocked. I knew Alex Rider’s family (er, uncle) was somewhat crazy, but this I did not expect. The truth is I love twists and turns, so this discovery is filling my brain with excitement. On the other hand, this series will never be the same again. Gone is the little Alex Rider had left of his childhood, because from now on he won’t know who to trust.

I won’t say more about the ending, because you must experience it for yourself first. Do not let anyone spoil you or you will question
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Eagle Strike (Alex Rider, #4), Anthony Horowitz
Eagle Strike is the fourth book in the Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. The book was released in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2003 and in the United States on April 12, 2004. It is set mostly in Southern France, Paris, Amsterdam, and London.
Alex Rider series Novels: Stormbreaker آرک اینجل و دوصفر هیچ, Point Blanc مدرسه شوم, Skeleton Key جزیره اسکلتی و گذرگاه اسکلتی, Eagle Strike حمله عقاب, Scorpia اسکورپیا, Ark
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Yigal Zur
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
i had to see what it is all about a thriller for youngsters. so i read it. it is well written.nice, sharp, a lot of great imegination but will i read another one. no.
Luisa Knight
Alex Rider isn't just any fourteen-year-old. He's mentally quick, knows self defense and adheres to a strong code of justice. Give him some gadgets and he'd make the perfect spy. After all, who would suspect a kid? And that's why MI6 want him so badly!

The series isn't just made up of individual adventure stories of espionage. The titles start becoming linked a little further into the series. It seems like Alex has a history. And because of it, his future with MI6 seems shaky and will leave the
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm short on time today, but, this was a fun action/adventure novel.
Benjamin Thomas
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex Rider, vacationing in the south of France with his girlfriend and her family, is finally enjoying a fully relaxing couple of weeks. But when his girlfriend’s father becomes the target of a Russian assassin who also happens to be a nemesis from Alex’s own past, Alex is dragged back into extreme danger.

The fourth book in this “YA James Bond-style” series was a bit different from the first three in that Alex isn’t given an assignment by MI-6 but rather stumbles upon one. Even when he wants to
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Ryan Buckby
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was the garden of a man who wanted to rule the world but couldn’t, and so had cut the world down to his own size.


I was not expecting the huge twist in this book and this has opened up a whole new range of ideas that i have in my head and i can't wait to see were this story goes.


Plot: As i said i did not expect the huge twist that has come out of this book and Alex learning about what his uncle really was to me was a huge shock. This story was full of twist and turns but one thing that i
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Declan
Apr 05, 2008 added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adults
Shelves: finished
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Anna
Another fantastic book in the Alex Rider series!

I don't have much to say that's not a spoiler, though...

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Dale
Dec 31, 2013 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 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
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Loraine Kemp
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Kushnuma
Eagle Strike is book 4 in the series.

This was a good read, although it was a bit slow which put me off at times. I wasn't expecting that little bit at the end either.
Ashley
Nov 15, 2015 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
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Karley Kent
Mar 10, 2014 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 ...more
Charlie
May 11, 2008 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
Jonathan
Dec 03, 2011 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
Alice Cai
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star, 4-star-5-star
5*
In my opinion the best book of the entire series. Most alex rider books have a set up in the beginning for about 30 pages before the action starts, but this one starts off with a bang pretty quickly. What really made this book stand out above the rest was that every single transition from action scene to action scene was entertaining. The video game scene was so freaking epic!

The pacing for this book was relentless. You know the climax in every book. Every single scene in this book was the
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Vikas
Jan 19, 2016 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.
Nikki
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this series! Lot's of action, gadgets and eccentric rich dudes who want to explode things. Alex is a kid of few words, but I think his deadpan one liners are so perfect. This is a definite turning point in the series and I am so looking forward to the rest.
Safiyyah
Apr 12, 2017 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.
Joyce
Same story boy wonder saves the day. Tried shutting off my brain for a while but I just couldnt do it.
Zanna
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Read with one of my students.
Kolten
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PLOT

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
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Ben Truong
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eagle Strike is the fourth book in the Alex Rider series written by Anthony Horowitz. It stars Alexander "Alex" Rider, who is a teenaged MI6 agent.

Alex Rider is on holiday in the south of France with his friend Sabina Pleasure and her parents, where he spots Yassen Gregovich at the beach and follows him, but stops after a close encounter that endangers him. Later, the house that Sabina and her family are staying in explodes, injuring Sabina's father, Edward, in the process. Convinced it was
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StanleyX_C2
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book expresses the theme of betrayal. To be betrayed by who you thought were your friends. To be used and be tossed out by garbage. To be ignored. To be treated worthless.
That was Alex Rider. He knew that he was on the right track to hunt people down, but nobody believed him. Not Sabina. Not MI6. They left him all alone. They left him to save the world, again. They left him to complete jobs that can't be completed by themselves.
But look at those traitors. After Alex was proven to be
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Bilal Taibzada
why, why would you do this to me

the whole concept was bad.......

super bad...

Hijacking air force one? are you high on camel farts?

oh so destroy Pakistan and Afghanistan but don't destroy Mexico.nope.

I'm kinda regretting buying the whole series

i hated this book

now like this review or ill steal your cookies
Adam Aufderheide
this was awesome!!! they just get better every book!
Chris Jr
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was typical Alex Rider which as always was really really amazing!
Nurul Rasya
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The plot twist at the end is kinda expected but in an unexpected way.
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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 ...more

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