Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider, reluctant M16 spy, is back at school trying to adapt to his new double life...and to double homework. But M16 have other plans for him. Investigations into the "accidental" deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link. Both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy - an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids, run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak in the French Alps. Armed only with a false ID and a new collection of brilliantly disguised gadgets, Alex must infiltrate the academy as a pupil and establish the truth about what is really happening there. Can he alert the world to what he discovers before it is too late?
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Anthony Horowitz is an extremely popular and prolific author. His books include Groosham Grange and its sequel The Unholy Grail, Granny, The Switch, The Devil and his Boy and the Diamond Brothers Trilogy. The Falcon's Malteser, South by South East and Public Enemy Number Two as well as the prequel to Point Blanc, the best-selling Stormbreaker, nominated for the 2001 Children's Book Award. Among his many TV credits are Murder Most Horrid, Midsomer Murders, Poirot and Crime Traveller. He is married with two children and lives in north London.From Booklist:
Gr. 6-10. There are times when a grade-B adventure is just the ticket for a bored teenager--especially if it offers plenty of slam-bang action, spying, and high-tech gadgets. Point Blank, the second in the Alex Rider Adventure series, is a nonstop thriller of just that sort, which features a 14-year-old orphan who is a reluctant spy for the British government. Trained by his uncle, a topnotch spy who died with his boots on, Alex is a bright, tough, daredevil athlete. No wonder M16 wants him to investigate a mysterious Swiss school dedicated to "reforming" delinquent sons of wealthy industrialists and important officials. Using a false identity, Alex enters the school and soon finds himself surrounded by curiously docile students, teachers who support the fascism, and a renegade doctor interested in cloning. With secret rooms, sullen sentries, mysterious disappearances, and wild rides galore, this is a great choice for reluctant readers. Jean Franklin
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Book Description Walker Childrens Paperbacks, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0744559715
Book Description Walker Books, London, UK, 2001. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 1st Edition. First UK edition and first print of the second in the Alex Rider series the sequel to Stormbreaker. Published in the UK as a paperback original with no hardcover printed, the UK edition is also the true first edition.The silver cover is very fine with very very slight rubbing to the bottom of the spine. A collectors copy SIGNED by Anthony Horowitz to the title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000738