Kiss of Death was shortlisted for the Sheffield Children's Book Award, the Bolton Children's Book Award and the Lancashire Children's Book of the Year Award 2008. It was also selected for the 2008 Booked Up programme.
'There are plenty of plot twists in this exciting, pacy sequel to 'Jordan Stryker: Bionic Agent' to keep you on the edge of your seat. Gripping stuff!' - Primary Times; 'Malcolm Rose is one of the master writers of children's fiction and the first book of his new action-packed adventure series is buzzing with the thrills and spills of a James Bond blockbuster and the technological wizardry of Iron Man' - Lancashire Evening Post; 'An action packed thriller in which nothing is too precious to be destroyed' - Lovereading4kids; 'Although Malcolm Rose delivers all the required ker-pows and take-thattery, this is a proper, well-plotted detective story for ages eight to 12' - Jewish Chronicle; 'A recommended read for Alex Rider fans, this is fast-paced and all-action, although the fictional 'who-dunnit' is almost overshadowed by the shocking true life revelation at the end...' - Learning and Support Magazine