The Higher Institute of Villainous Education is in grave danger. It's learder, Dr. Nero, has been captured by the world's most ruthless security force. It's up to Otto to save Dr. Nero. But first Otto must escape Nero's sinister replacement and H.I.V.E. itself. Will Otto be able to break into M16 as no other villain has ever done?
Still trapped at the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, or H.I.V.E., evil-genius-in-training Otto Malpense is nearly assassinated and must now not only try to escape, but also find out who murdered his best friend--and save himself.
"Overlord has been reborn and forced to hop from victim to victim when he erases the personality. Otto is the only person who can contain him, and in order to get close to him, he needs the secret location of H.I.V.E. Nero knows that Otto cannot fall into Overlord's hands, so he activates Zero Hour, a plan to deal with any member of G.L.O.V.E., setting off a desperate race across the globe. But little do they know that Overlord has a new weapon in...
Wing and Raven find themselves in a deadly race against time to track Otto down before the other G.L.O.V.E. assassins get to him. Their pursuit takes them to a secret facility hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest, where they face a mysterious operative even deadlier than Raven. Meanwhile back at H.I.V.E., the school's own automated defence systems turn against the pupils and staff, and there is no one there to stop it.
Swept away to a hidden academy for training budding evil geniuses, Otto, a brilliant orphan, Wing, a sensitive warrior, Laura, a shy computer specialist, and Shelby, an infamous jewel thief, plot to beat the odds and escape the prison known as H.I.V.E.