Rob StevensAges 9-12
Twelve-year-old Archie Hunt is a fairly unassuming kind of boy - until the day he is recruited into S.T.I.N.K.B.O.M.B., MI6's fledgling branch of child agents. Their mission? To track down the evasive Doctor Doom, whose sinister experiments to create the ultimate super-being must be stopped. (Seriously. Austin Powers' Doctor Evil has nothing on this guy.) Luckily Archie has been given a few piloting lessons by his fighter-jet-designer father . . . and soon S.T.I.N.K.B.O.M.B. are whizzing around Europe on the search for Doom's lair. They meet friend and foe along the way - including the poor mutants who are the products of Doom's failed experiments. Like Finn: half-man, half-goldfish. He WANTS to lead the team to the hideout, but his three-second memory means that consistency isn't his strong point . . .
Riffing excellently on the Bond films, Rob Stevens combines high adventure with pure slapstick comedy in the first book of this hilarious new series.