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Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so "”and his life may depend on it!Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he's already pegged his dream job: C. I. A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn't exactly scream "secret agent. "� In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science "”but he's entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C. I. A. academy. Could the C. I. A. really want him? Actually, no. There's been a case of mistaken identity "”but that doesn't stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy "¦if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!