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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?
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.
Short-listed for Blue Peter Children's Book Awards: The Book I Couldn't Put Down 2002 and Blue Peter Book Award (Book I Couldn't Put Down Prize) 2002.