From Carson B, Teen Book Reviewer
author: Walden, Mark
The Overlord Protocol
Otto Malpense and his friends have been attending H.I.V.E. for their second year, and things go wrong. Otto Malpense is a 14 year old boy who is the main character of this book. He is known to be very smart. His best friend is Wing, and Wing is well-known due to his amazing hand-to-hand combat. When Wing’s father dies, Otto and Wing are granted permission to leave campus to attend the funeral. Nero, who is the principal of H.I.V.E, which stands for the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, hires Raven, a professional assassin that makes sure Otto and Wing don’t get into trouble. What Otto and Wing don’t know is that one of the members of G.L.O.V.E., which stands for the Global League of Villainous Enterprises, who’s name is Cypher, is determined to take Nero’s place in the organization. Cypher threatens to kill the students of H.I.V.E.. Otto and Raven try to rescue Wing. It soon is found out that Cypher is Wing’s father. Cypher believes that Number One is one who has a tendency toward killing other human beings, and one of his projects is called Overlord, which nearly killed both Nero and himself.
I would recommend this book to people who like to read books full of action and suspense. This book kept me so entertained, I finished it in four sittings. Also, this book is based on a series, so people who like to read books from a series might want to read this book.