"The fifth revelation-packed mission in the Alex Rider series!
Still reeling from the terrible discovery he has made about his
father, teenage MI6 superspy, Alex Rider, is determined to find out
more. Travelling to Italy, he manages to infiltrate the glamorous
world of Claudia Rothman, beautiful society hostess and member of
the international criminal organization, Scorpia. She reveals that
Alex's father was murdered by MI6, in an operation masterminded by
Head of Special Operations, Mrs Jones. Shocked and angry, Alex
faces a choice: to continue to work with the British security
services, or to become an agent for Scorpia - and get revenge.
""Scorpia"" was a no. 1 bestsller, and the Alex Rider series has
sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone! "