HardCover Pub Date: 2005 Pages: 336 in Publisher: Philomel When an investigation into a series of mysterious deaths leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids. MI6. assigns Alex Rider. Fourteen-year-old reluctant spy to the case. Before he knows it. Alex is hanging out with the sons of the rich and powerful. and something feels wrong. Very wrong. These former juvenile delinquents have turned well-behaved. studious-and identical-overnight. It's up to Alex to find out who is masterminding this nefarious plot. before they find him. The clock is ticking-is Alex's luck about to run out Author Biography: When an investigation into a series of mysterious death leads agents to an elite prep school for rebellious kids. M16 assigns Alex Rider. a 14-year-old reluctant spy. to the case.