Can Alex Rider survive the poison of the Snakehead?
No sooner has Alex splashed down off the coast of Australia than he finds himself sucked into another adventure. This time he's working for ASIS - the Australian Secret Service - and his target is the criminal underworld of South-East Asia: the ruthless world of the Snakehead.
But this time Alex isn't working alone. He's teamed up with Ash, once his father's best friend and now a secret agent with the key to unlock Alex's past. But the odds are stacked against them. An old enemy has returned with a plan that will destabilise half the world. Caught between two secret services, with no one he can trust, Alex will need all his wits to survive.