They murdered his parents. They shot him and left him for dead. And yet Alex Rider thought he was finished with the terrorist organization known as Scorpia when he ruined their plans to kill thousands of innocent children. He was wrong. Scorpia is back and more dangerous than ever, working with the ruthless gangs operating across Southeast Asia. Known as snakeheads, the gangs smuggle drugs, weapons, and worst of all, people. Alex wants nothing to do with them, but when the Australian Secret Service asks him to infiltrate one of the gangs, Alex accepts for one reason only: to work with the godfather he never knew existed, in hopes of learning more about his parents. What he uncovers, though, is a secret that will make this his darkest and most dangerous mission to date. From the slums of Bangkok to the Australian Outback to the middle of the Timor Sea, Snakehead is Alex Rider's most action-packed adventure yet. For ages 12 to 14.