by Anthony Horowitz (Author)
They told him his uncle died in a car accident. Fourteen-year-old Alex knows that's a lie, and the bullet holes in his uncle's windshield confirm his suspicions. But nothing prepares him for the news that the uncle he always thought he knew was really a spy for MI6 - Britain's top secret intelligence agency. Recruited to find his uncle's killers and complete his final mission, Alex suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Recognition: Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award (2004), South Carolina Book Award for Junior Book Award (2005), Iowa Teen Award (2005)