This book is about a teenage spy named Alex Rider. He is a 14-year-old and recovering after being shot by a sniper working for MI6. He managed to survive, but more trouble comes. When kidnappers from an eco-terrorist group called Force Three try to kidnap a fellow patient from the hospital where Alex is recovering, he knows he has to help him. But the boy he saves is actually the son of Nikolai Drevin, one of the richest men in the world. The billionaire is being attacked by Force Three, who claim that his project Ark Angel - the first luxury hotel in outer space - is an environmental disaster. Soon Alex finds out that Force Three will stop at nothing to destroy Ark Angel, even if it means sending four hundred tons of steel and glass down right onto Washington D.C. - unless Alex can stop them. And Nikolai Drevin might not be very trustworthy.
I enjoyed this book a lot, because it is very fast paced and keeps you on the edge of you seat until the end. It also had very interesting gadgets like a mosquito repellent that actually attracts bugs and tungsten wire with diamond edges concealed in shoe laces. And in various parts, there was some humor. I would recommend this book only to those eleven and up because of violence.
Tompkins County Public Library