Once stung, twice as deadly. Alex Rider wants revenge.
Alex Rider is in Venice looking for secrets long buried in the past. Was his father really a ruthless assassin - and if so, what does that make Alex?
The truth lies with the shadowy criminal organization known as Scorpia, and soon Alex will have to make a choice: will he continue to work for MI6, who have manipulated and betrayed him? Or will Alex join Scorpia - and get his revenge?