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The Overlord Protocol


Mark Walden

Date published

September 3 2007 (Bloomsbury Publishing PLC) January 29 2008 (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Preceded by

Higher Institute of Villainous Education

Followed by

Escape Velocity

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


When Otto and Wing are allowed off campus for Wing's father's funeral, they have no idea it's a trap masterminded by Cypher, the most ruthless supervillain any of them have ever known.

Cypher intends to use them to track down the Overlord Protocol, a device that has the capacity o help him take over the world. But Otto is determined to stop him.

The fate of the world as they know it lies in Otto's hands. How far will Otto go to protect his friends and stop Cypher?


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 are attacked by mysterious assassins. Wing is shot and his body collected 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 assassins 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.





Books in the H.I.V.E series.
Higher Institute of Villainous Education | The Overlord Protocol | Escape Velocity | Dreadnought | Rogue | Zero Hour | Aftershock | Deadlock

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