Alex wanted to find the truth about his parents but when a contract killer tells Alex the truth about his dad. He goes to Scorpia because that was who his dad used to work for and he thinks they might know about his dad. Then Scorpia tricks Alex and he ends up working for MI6 again.
I really liked this book. One reason was that it was really suspenseful. Another reason was that there was a great cliffhanger at the end when Alex got shot, and you didn't know if he would live until the next book.