When his guardian, Ian Rider, dies in suspicious circumstances, 14-year-old Alex Rider finds his world turned upside down. Within days he's gone from schoolboy to super spy. Forcibly recruited into MI6, Alex has to take part in grueling SAS training exercises, then, armed with his own special gadgets, he's off on his first mission. But when Alex soon finds himself in mortal danger, it looks as if his first assignment may well be his last. Based on the original novel in the best-selling Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz.