Publisher description for H.I.V.E. : Higher-Institute-of-Villainous-Education / Mark Walden.

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Otto Malpense may only be thirteen years old, but so far he has managed

to run the orphanage where he lives, and he has come up with a plan

clever enough to trick the most powerful man in the country. He is the

perfect candidate to become the world's next supervillain.

That is why he ends up at H.I.V.E., handpicked to become a member of the

incoming class. The students have been kidnapped and brought to a

secluded island inside a seemingly active volcano, where the school has

resided for decades. All the kids are elite; they are the most athletic,

the most technically advanced, and the smartest in the country. Inside

the cavernous marble rooms, floodlit hangars, and steel doors, the

students are enrolled in Villainy Studies and Stealth and Evasion 101.

But what Otto soon comes to realize is that this is a six-year program,

and leaving is not an option.

With the help of his new friends: an athletic martial-arts expert; a

world-famous, beautiful diamond thief; and a spunky computer genius -- the

only other people who seem to want to leave -- can Otto achieve what has

never been done before and break out of H.I.V.E.?

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Genius -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Artificial intelligence -- Fiction.
Science fiction.