HIVE 6: Zero Hour by Mark Walden

HIVE 6: Zero Hour

Written by Mark Walden

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Fast-paced science fantasy packed full of gadgetry, mind control and invention, this new chapter in the thrilling H.I.V.E series plays for the highest stakes. Overlord can now move from one body to another making him near unstoppable. Only criminal mastermind Otto Malpense with his photographic memory can stop him. With the stakes so high, whatever happens between the two of them the final battle is memorable.


HIVE 6: Zero Hour by Mark Walden

Overlord is reborn, and has developed the chilling ability to move from body to body, erasing the host's personality and ultimately killing them, forcing him to hop from victim to victim. He must find Otto, the only host designed to contain him, and for that he needs the location of H.I.V.E. He also plans to take control of a secret US Army facility that is home to the Autonomous Weapon Programme, a computer-controlled system uniquely vulnerable to his control. Nero is forced to activate Zero Hour, a plan designed to deal with any member of G.L.O.V.E. on the brink of true global domination. Nero also knows that Otto must not be allowed to fall into Overlord's hands, and a desperate race across the globe begins. The stage is set for a final battle with Overlord. Little do they know that he has a final weapon in his arsenal, on a scale unlike anything they have ever seen before.


Praise for the H.I.V.E. series: 'A comedy thriller, full of baddies, action and lashings of humour

'An exuberant Dahl-esque escapade'

'Exciting, clever and all in all brilliant'
Sunday Telegraph

About the Author

Mark Walden

Mark Walden’s first book, H.I.V.E., was selected as a winner in Richard and Judy’s ‘Best Kids’ Books Ever’. Paramount has optioned the film rights, and it was chosen as one of ten titles for Booktrust’s Booked Up scheme, which gives every secondary school student a free book. Mark has followed this success with two further titles in the extraordinarily brilliant H.I.V.E. series and was selected as a WBD author for 2009. He is happily married (as is his wife, he hopes) and is the proud father of Megan.

H.I.V.E: Rogue, published by Bloomsbury in May 2010, is the fifth book in the series. H.I.V.E: Zero Hour published in September 2010, is the sixth and H.I.V.E: After Shock is the seventh in the series.

Earthfall, published by Bloomsbury in June 2012, is a 3-D mega-budget action adventure in book form.

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6th September 2010




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