Could an ancient artifact hold the key to the future of the world? That's the premise in The Secret Life of Alex Stone by Christopher Plasse. When teenager Alex discovers that his grandfather has vanished back into time with an artifact, he begins to suspect that his grandfather's workplace, The Agency, is more than what it seems. Bonding together with another teenager, Alex sets out to find and rescue his grandfather and stop the Agency's evil leader, General Tallon, from getting the artifact and using it to take over the world! Beautifully written and full of fun, The Secret Life of Alex Stone will spark kids' love of reading even as it tells an adventurous tale of good verses evil.