cover image Skeleton Key

Skeleton Key

Anthony Horowitz. Philomel Books, $17.99 (264pp) ISBN 978-0-399-23777-5

Alex Rider, ""the world's only teenaged secret agent,"" embarks on a third adventure in Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz. This time out, the British teen goes undercover as a ball boy at Wimbledon in the first stage of an assignment that leads to a showdown with a dastardly villain armed with nuclear weapons.