Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity

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Baker & Taylor
After Dr. Nero, the leader of the Higher Institute of Villainous Education is captured by a ruthless security force, Otto Malpense, whose special powers are beginning to emerge, must escape the institute and rescue Dr. Nero, the only one who can explain what his powers mean.

Simon and Schuster
Pupils and staff at HIVE are horrified to discover that Dr Nero has been captured by the forces of HOPE, the Hostile Operative Prosecution Executive, the world’s newest and most ruthlessly efficient security force. Three months pass without any news of his fate, and Number One has decided to appoint a sinister new headmistress for the school, somebody that the pupils and staff had thought that they’d seen the last of. Meanwhile Otto is also struggling to cope with new abilities that are starting to manifest themselves; can he really be unconsciously interfacing with computers without physical contact? And if he is, what exactly do these new powers really mean? The only way to find Nero and the truth behind the lies is to escape HIVE. Otto must get out, and take the risks which come with being a rogue agent. Then he just has to break into MI6…..

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2011
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781442421851
Branch Call Number: J FICTION WALDE...M
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 22 cm
Notes: Sequel to: The overlord protocol
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2008 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc"--Title page verso


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me_tis_awesome Jan 31, 2016

This book was bettr than the 2nd and that was awesome. if this keeps up and my cousin is correct I cant wait to read the rest

ggbookreader Feb 28, 2014

What a thrill ride! Plenty of mystery and suspense to maintain your attention. While you focus on one aspect another one is developing at the next twist or turn in the storyline to keep your adrenaline pumping. Never a dull moment with this cast of characters. And you will not believe who will pop-up next in the plot. Each time you think you know who is around the next corner, SURPRISE! a new discovery. Fast-paced & action-filled that is the key words for this novel. :) :)

Sep 15, 2013

I think that this book is 10000 times better than the AF series, just saying

May 30, 2012

I agree with dragonlover_samantha
that AF is still the best teen criminal but still a good book

Sep 24, 2011

I know that Dreadnought is the book after this this one, but where is Dreadnought? And how do you recommend books?

Jun 01, 2011

HIVE is such a good series! Although, if I had to choose, I would say that Artemis Fowl is still the best teenage criminal...

May 15, 2011

great series!


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me_tis_awesome Jan 31, 2016

He had never had a family and now he knew he never would. The nearest thing he had to a father was a homicidal supercomputer, and his mother had been a cloning vat.

me_tis_awesome Jan 31, 2016

the contessa: You know, this is a filthy habit, I real should give it up.


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me_tis_awesome Jan 31, 2016

Other: this book should really be called "the renisance initiative"


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