When a series of mysterious deaths occur, agent M16 assigns Alex rider a fourteen year old reluctant spy, to the case. Before he knows it, Alex is stuck in a remote boarding school high atop the Swiss Alps with the sons of the rich and powerful. Something feels wrong, very wrong; these former juvenile delinquents have turned into well-behaved and respectful boys. In the end, it is up to Alex to find out who is behind this evil plot. The clock is ticking- is Alex's luck about to run out?