by Anthony Horowitz (5th+)
Alex Rider is told that his uncle was not wearing his seat belt and was killed in a car accident. Alex can’t believe this though. His uncle ALWAYS wore his seat belt. So when Alex goes out to the junkyard to look at the damage to the car he doesn’t find his uncles car wrecked he finds his uncles car shot up. What is going on? Alex soon comes to find that his uncle was not a banker as he had thought but actually a spy. His uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission and now Alex has found out to much for his uncle’s employers to let him go free. He is soon swept up in the middle of terrorists and finds himself racing to beat them before they can complete their task of killing all of the schoolchildren in England. The only help he has are some high-tech gadgets and himself. Will this be enough? Can he beat the terrorists at their game and save all of Englands schoolchildren? Will he find out who among them murdered his uncle? Read Stormbreaker the first in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.