Crocodile Tears (Alex Rider, No. 8)

Book 8 of 10 in the Alex Rider Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 8X5.493851
It?s just another day in the life of an average kid. If you?re Alex Rider, that is.

A con artist has realized there is big money in charity? the bigger the disaster, the greater the money flow! So that is what he will produce: the biggest disaster known to man, all thanks to genetically modified corn that can release a virus so potent it can knock out an entire country in one windy day. But Alex Rider will face whatever it takes?gunfire, explosions, hand-to-hand combat with mercenaries? to bring down his most dangerous adversary yet.

Often imitated, never equaled, the series that triggered a reading phenomenon is back, exhilarating and addictive as ever.

Paperback, 432 pages
Published on May 5, 2015 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 1406360260
ISBN-13: 9781406360264
6 Book Reviews
  • langston_p
    langston_pWednesday, December 2, 2015 at 2:46 am55 stars
    This book had probably the most dangerous plan planned by the antagonist in the whole series, maybe even worse than Damian Cray's plan. It is about a charity CEO, named Desmond Mccain, who is a man who created the charity "First Aid", which was the first charity to help the countries with disasters in them. But he is also a ruthless monster, he created the disasters just so he could get the money, and realizing that he could get 200 million from the disaster featured in this book, he almost ended the world but luckily Alex Rider once again comes in and fights against him. I liked how Desmond Mccain, since he was famous he wasn't extremely short or different than on the magazine, TV, etc. He was actually 7 feet tall and he wasn't shy at all. To me this book had the most dangerous planned disaster and I was really scared that Alex wasn't going to prevent it all from happening. I loved it a ton and it was a 100% charming book that I would recommend to people who love action.
    • live2read
      live2readSunday, June 28, 2015 at 9:50 am55 stars
      This Book is amazing, in fact the whole series is! It is all about a teenage spy names Alex Rider who is always being forced into saving the world. I strongly recommend this book to all readers 10 or over who love a good action story! I literally could not put this book down!
      • crobe
        crobeTuesday, August 27, 2013 at 5:32 pm
        this book is so cool I read all of the books except for snake head
        • alexistaumata
          alexistaumataThursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm55 stars
          I haven't heard of this book but if it's part of the Alex Rider series it must be terrific like all the others!!!!!!!!!!
          • thebeast1001
            thebeast1001Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm
            Anthony Horowitz is just an amazing writer and I recommend this series because I love the suspense created. Alex Rider is a beast, just like me.
            • connor
              connorTuesday, November 8, 2011 at 10:14 am
              best book ever love it hope i get more Alex rider books I hope they make more of these books to.