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Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin


by Anthony Horowitz (Author)

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   Book 10   
Pages: 416
Published: 2014

Alex Rider is actually the end of the story.

Yassen Gregorovich was the beginning.

Alex Rider’s life changed forever with one bullet and the silent pull of a trigger.

When Ian Rider died at the hands of the assassin Yassen Gregorovich, Alex, ready or not, was thrust into the world of international espionage—the world’s only teenage spy. Alex vowed revenge against Yassen and the two have battled ever since. Yet, years ago, it was none other than Alex’s own father who trained and mentored Yassen, turning him into the killer he would eventually become.

What makes us choose evil? Why did one boy choose to kill while another chose to risk his life to save others? In some ways, Alex Rider and Yassen Gregorovich are mirror images of each other. Yet the paths they traveled turned them into mortal enemies.

This is Yassen’s story. A journey down a darkened path.

Series Summary


Series: Alex Rider
Tags: spy mystery action adventure
Series reading level: 11+
Books in series: 14
Should read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Website: www.alexrider.com

 Print series book list

Books in series order
1Stormbreaker  (2000)
2Point Blanc  (2001)
3Skeleton Key  (2002)
4Eagle Strike  (2003)
5Scorpia  (2004)
6Ark Angel  (2005)
7Snakehead  (2007)
8Crocodile Tears  (2009)
9Scorpia Rising  (2011)
10Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin  (2014)
+ Gadgets  (2005)
+ The Mission Files  (2004)
+ The White Carnation: An Exclusive Alex Rider Short Story  (2013)
+ Christmas at Gunpoint  (2008)