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The book was re-titled Point Blank in the United States.

The second book in the Alex Rider series.

Investigations into the "accidental" deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link: both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy – an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids, run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak in the French Alps. Armed only with a false ID and a new collection of brilliantly disguised gadgets, Alex must infiltrate the academy as a pupil and establish the truth about what is really happening there.

Reader's Reviews


Brillant, even better than Stormbreaker.


I didn't enjoy this book as much as the previous book in the series, Stormbreaker, but it was still very good. As with the previous book, highly unrealistic; but that's part of the fun of the books.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 13+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 12+

Guns and shooting as with all Alex Rider books.

Dr. Grief threatens to kill Alex by dissecting him – of course, it doesn't actually happen, but it still could frighten some children.

Occasional swearing.

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