Crocodile Tears by Anthony Horowitz
(Alex Rider, No. 8)

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A charity broker con artist has raised millions of dollars in donations, only to invest them in a form of genetically modified corn that has the power to release an airborne strain of virus so powerful it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. A catastrophe so far-reaching that it would raise millions of dollars more in charitable donations, all of which would be embezzled by one man. The antidote? Alex Rider, of course, who survives gunfire, explosions, and hand-to-hand combat with mercenariesÑ just another day in the life of an average kid.

About Anthony Horowitz

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Anthony Horowitz ( lives in London.
Published October 14, 2009 by Puffin Books. 401 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The book is about teenage spy Alex Rider, and it is good for boys AND girls.

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Suite 101

With a serious villain and all the action and adventure of a classic Horowitz, Crocodile Tears is an ingeniously written book.

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USA Today

Youth: Alex goes up against a con artist who wants to sabotage the world’s wheat crops.

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But when someone tries to kill Alex, Sabina and her father, Alex is swept back into action.

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