Reviewed by Stephen D (age 11)
This book is a great page-turning thriller! To be able to picture Alex do daring spectacular stunts, like jumping from the side of one window to another, more than ten stories off the ground is very imaginative. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. Also, when Alex was in a car chase he had to think on his feet and be quick to decide whether he should use a gadget or not. Being able to do this is not only a quick thinker but also creative. This book is realistic fiction though I think the author should have made it fantasy because the chance of the events happening are so slim! For example, I doubt a kid would be a spy, at least not at age of 14. I thought the story line of this book was outstanding! I mean after all, it's a 14-year-old spy. What 14-year-old boy wouldn't want to do that? Also Alex does some funny stuff, like when he let Harold Sayle beat him in billiards. After the first game, they bet lots of money and that's when Alex stopped letting him win and totally beat him. He won thousands of dollars.
I would recommend this book to people who like action and adventure because there are some great fight scenes and many gun battles. I would also recommend this to kids between the ages of 9 and 12. I don't think this book is appropriate for younger readers because there is some bad language.