Deadlock (HIVE #8)
Otto and Raven are desperate to rescue their friends from the clutches of Anastasia Furan, head of the evil Disciples organisation. First they must track down the location of the Glasshouse, the prison where Furan trains children to become ruthless assassins. But Otto is also being hunted. The three months that Otto has spent following his 'expulsion' from H.I.V.E. have given the Artemis Section - an elite division of the American intelligence services that specialises in capturing the toughest targets and reports only to the President - an opportunity to locate him. Deadlock - the eighth book in the breathtaking H.I.V.E. series - continues the high-octane adventures of the supremely talented criminal team, with central characters forced to question everything that Nero has taught them and to confront the consequences of life as a villain, set against the backdrop of a daring high-tech prison break where nothing is quite as it seems.
Otto and Raven are on a mission to rescue Laura and the surviving Alpha students from a fate worse than death, as suspense reaches fever pitch in the new, fabulously filmic and action-packed H.I.V.E. adventure
An exuberant Dahl-esque escapade Financial Times Exciting, clever and all in all brilliant Sunday Telegraph A fun, intelligent and rapid read, an astringent breath of fresh air Kirkus Reviews Another superb action adventure story that yet again has this series crying out to be transferred to the big screen Bookzone4boys
Mark Walden's first book, H.I.V.E., won Richard and Judy's 'Best Kids' Books Ever' 9+ category. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust's first Booked Up scheme. Mark has followed this success with seven further titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and as a WBD author for 2009. He lives with his family in Hampshire.