Point Blanc (Alex Rider Series) by Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider has victoriously completed his first mission and saved millions of people from a fatal virus. Now he is being deployed to uncover the truth in Point Blanc, a school for the misbehaved sons of billionaires, after two parents of children in the school die mysteriously.
Point Blanc is a school in the French Alps ran by South African scientist Dr Hugo Greif. The school claims to fix the troublesome sons of billionaires and appears to have extremely successful results. MI6’s attention is drawn to Point Blanc after American billionaire Michael J. Roscoe mysteriously falls to his death through an elevator shaft and General Viktor Ivanov, head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service dies when his motorboat explodes. All that links the two men is Point Blanc, where both of their sons have attended.
Alex’s cover as that of Alex Friend, the rebellious son of supermarket tycoon, Sir David Friend. After spending a week with the Friend family to firmly establish his new identity, Alex is sent to Point Blanc. Isolated in the Alps, Alex is facing something extremely dangerous… Something that he could never imagine in his wildest nightmares… Is Dr Hugo Greif genuinely amazing at turning delinquents into well-behaved people?
TEEN RATING: More exciting than the first Alex Rider novel, Point Blanc mixes the youth of the Alex Rider Series with the amazing vistas of the French Alps and a James Bond sense of surreal adventure and action. 10+ 3.9/5