2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
Forcibly recruited into MI6 after the mysterious death of his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex is sent to infiltrate the organization of a sinister billionaire. Within days he's gone from schoolboy to superspy - and it looks like his first assignment may be
Anthony Horowitz is one of the most popular and prolific children's writers working today. His hugely successful Alex Rider series, comprising Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia and Ark Angel, has won numerous awards and sold over a million copies in the UK alone, and he is the author of The Power of Five series, the Diamond Brothers books, Granny, The Switch, Groosham Grange, Return to Groosham Grange and The Devil and his Boy. Anthony also writes extensively for TV, with credits that include Midsomer Murders, Poirot and the drama series Foyle's War, which won the Lew Grade Audience Award in 2003. He is married to television producer Jill Green and lives in north London with his two sons, Nicholas and Cassian, and their dog, Lenny.