The Levi’s 501 of spydom. Imitators? Fail. Teen spy Alex Rider is the original and best of his kind. Now Alex is in Venice, looking for secrets buried in the past. Was his father really an assassin? If so, what does that make Alex? The trail leads Alex to a secret criminal agency, Scorpia – and the Italian home of Claudia Rothman, glamorous society hostess and criminal mastermind. Then Claudia drops a bomb on Alex: his father was murdered by MI6.