By Anthony Horowitz
While an research right into a sequence of mysterious deaths leads brokers to an elite prep tuition for rebellious little ones, MI6 assigns Alex Rider to the case. prior to he is aware it, Alex is placing out with the sons of the wealthy and robust, and anything feels incorrect. those former juvenile delinquents have grew to become well-behaved, studious—and identical—overnight. it really is as much as Alex to determine who's masterminding this nefarious plot, ahead of they locate him.
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