Wing and Otto are leaving H.I.V.E to attend a funeral (all to common an occurance in this line of business). But before they reach their location events take over and they are ambushed.

Who would dare try to assassinate Otto Malpense star pupil of H.I.V.E. and favorite of Number One, the most formidable villan alive? A new power is rising to challenge G.L.O.V.E., and they need a powerful computer and H.I.V.E.

Otto thought the only thing he wanted was to escape from H.I.V.E., but now he's desperatly trying to save it and himself....

The Overlord Protocol is the second book in the H.I.V.E. series.


When Wing receives news of his father's death, he selects Otto to accompany him, under Raven 's supervision, to the funeral . However, before they can attend the funeral, the trio is attacked by mysterious assassins. Wing appears to be killed by Cypher, a mysterious member of G.L.O.V.E. who wants to seize power. Otto and Raven barely escape with their lives, and hide in one of Raven's numerous, personal safe houses while waiting for instructions from Dr. Nero . Raven plans to attempt to discover what Cypher is up to, with Otto at her side. They discover the unbeatable adversaries they battled with at the original safe house to be robots, engineered for one thing: war. Meanwhile, at H.I.V.E. , a betrayal is revealed as the Contessa (a powerful teacher who can control people with her voice) takes over the school. Cypher makes an attack on the school, threatening to kill the students of H.I.V.E to get what he wants. In a sudden turn of events, Wing is found alive and, for the most part, well, and joins his friends in their attempt to save the school. Ultimately, they win the battle, leaving Cypher injured, but not fatally, and Nero insists that he be dead to everyone but himself and the doctor who treated the patient. Otto and his friends find themselves glad to be out of danger and home for good, as well as excited that H.I.V.E.mind has had his personality functions restored.

(From Wikipedia)

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