8 July, 2002
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== Release ==- The book was released in the United Kingdom on July 8, 2002 and in the United States on April 28, 2009.}
On a coveted holiday destination just off the coast of Cuba, a mad general has intentions to undo history -- and only Alex can stop him.
The book starts off with two agents of the Salesman, along with their pilot, flying to Cayo Esqueleto island to sell General Sarov a box of highly destructive uranium. Upon discovering about their attempt to blackmail him, he changes the position of the runway causing them to crash just before they could leave and be eaten by crocodiles. Meanwhile, Alex stumbles upon John Crawley after netball practice and learns of a peculiar break-in at the All England Tennis Club. He accepts after much persuasion, eventually capturing the culprit -- a member of the Big Circle triad.
Useful Links Edit
- Skeleton Key (graphic novel)
- Skeleton Key - Walker Books
- Skeleton Key Mission - Alex Rider official website
|Skeleton Key Characters|
|Alex Rider • Alan Blunt • Tulip Jones • Jack Starbright • Alexei Sarov • Sabina Pleasure|
|Other Key Characters|
|Joe Byrne • Smithers • Belinda Troy • Tom Turner • Conrad • John Crawley • Boris Kiriyenko|