Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz

Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He’s been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside, and stood face-to-face with evil. Twice, young Alex has saved the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first.
The phenomenon that is the Alex Rider series returns with pulse-quickening action as, for the first time, Britain’s MI6 and America’s CIA unite forces. Be glad Alex is on our side.

Skeleton Key is the third book in the Alex Rider Series by Anthony Horowitz.

At age 14 Alex Rider is the youngest MI6 agent. Think James Bond but without the women and with lower tech gadgets like bubble gum, games boys and action figures that do amazing things.

My children enjoy this series and for me it’s the perfect kind of book to listen to on a busy day. It’s a simple, easy to follow story so I can blog, clean and run errands while listening to it.

Content: Basically a clean read, one instance of profanity and a few people do get killed.

Rating 3.5 Stars