Teen super spy Alex Rider has been working for M16 for sometime now. He has been on the hunt for answers about his father only to find out that his father was not a good man. When Alex begins to ask questions he gets into trouble and almost meets his end at the bottom of a well. He and his friend, Tom, have to find out more about SCORPIA. He knows that he has no choice but to get his friends help seeing that Tom knows his secret. The organization known as Scorpia has a plot to kill thousands of children with a bomb. Will Alex be able to stop this horrifying deed from happening or will the head of SCORPIA, a woman known as Mrs.Rothman, win and destroy the lives of so many? Read this book and find out.