Just some good, James-Bond-ian fun, Point Blank is an exciting, thrill ride of a spy story, that grabs you from the first line of the first chapter, and rockets you all the way to the end. Alex Rider is a 14 year old spy who works for MI6, England’s version of the CIA. His latest assignment is to check out what’s going on behind the scenes of the posh, ultra-exclusive French boy’s boarding school, Point Blanc. Outfitted with all kinds of cool spy toys (including a single gold stud he wears in his ear that, if pulled out, becomes a tiny bomb that detonates into a big explosion!) Alex discovers that the evil, red-glasses wearing headmaster and his goony female assistant (who is built like WWF’s former Chyna, but has the face of a bulldog) are using the school in the remote French Alps as a cover-up for a much nastier, diabolical plot to take over the free world!! Evil clones, secret passageways and heart-stopping snowmobile chases are just a few of the close encounters Alex has as he searches for the truth hidden in the walls of Point Blanc. And the ending is a kick-ass cliff hanger that can only be answered in a follow-up sequel that I can’t wait to read! If you become as hooked on Alex’s “Alias”-like existence, be sure to read about how he first came to work for MI6 in Horowitz’s first Alex Rider book, Stormbreaker.