Playing a game of cards soon turns into something far more sinister as Alex Rider gets caught up in a duel to death. The deeply religious Desmond McCain, whose devotion to fundraising for a range of charities for the betterment of man, soon gets recognized as a con man by the ever perceptive Alex Rider. As ever, fast paced, the ultimate climax is only revealed at the very end of the novel. A great read by the master story teller – Anthony Horowitz!
Theme Fiction: Thriller
Suitable: Year 5-9