H.I.V.E is a kind of school for bad kids, but not any kind of bad kids – these are clever and super talented young people who have no memory of how they came to be there. Told that their parents gave permission, the students at H.I.V.E. are trapped on a remote, volcanic island with no escape until they finish their villainous studies after six years. Otto Malpense starts to suspect that maybe they were actually kidnapped, and he tries to find a way off the island – with his new friends whose talents include martial-arts, stealing diamonds and computer genius. An original and engaging setting, and a fast paced plot will keep you reading – but will Otto be the first to ever escape off the island?