Snakehead (Alex Rider)
Anthony Horowitz
What goes up must come down, and when we last saw Alex Rider, he was as up as can be—in outer space. When he crash lands off the coast of Australia, the Australian Secret Service recruits him to infiltrate one of the ruthless gangs operating across South East Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex accepts the assignment, in part for the chance to work with his godfather and learn more about his parents. What he uncovers, however, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission yet . . . and that his old nemesis, Scorpia, is anything but out of his life. From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider’s most action-packed adventure yet.Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Science Fiction
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
Profile Picture

Snakehead is about Alex Rider, a fourteen year old spy, being sent undercover into a Chinese gang, Snakehead. His mission is to discover how Snakehead is illegally transporting Afghanistan refugees into Australia. Being forced to accept this assignment, Alex is not given any weapons or support, but he is determined to survive. Of course, he gets caught in a couple of tight places and is forced to think on his feet. In true Alex Rider style, he manages to come out of dangerous situations spectacularly.

To add your comments, login above or request a LitPick membership.

Bestselling Books at