Series of young adult books by British author AJ Butcher, about a gang of teens who attend the prestigious Deveraux College - really a school for the training of young spies. The books focus on the six members of "Bond Team": Ben, Lori, Jake, Eddie, Cally and Jennifer, later replaced with Bex. There are two individual series in the franchise - in series one the heroes are teenagers training at Deveraux College, whereas in the second series they are adults venturing out on independent missions for the first time.
Back from the Dead: Jennifer, briefly, in The Paranoia Plot. Also the whole team minus Bex in Agent Orange, though they weren't technically dead. Ben in Benjamin White is presumed dead at the end of the book, but returns in Calista Green.
Colour Coded Characters: The team's official codenames after graduation are Edward Red, Angel Blue (Lori), Benjamin White, Jake Black, Callista Green and Agent Orange (Bex). The second series of books is titled accordingly. We never find out what colour Jennifer would have been, though it's possible she was the original Orange.
Duel to the Death: Several throughout the series. Talon has two in The Serpent Scenario, one with Jennifer, which he wins, and one with Jake, which he loses spectacularly. There's two in The Soul Stealer as well: Ben takes on Jake in a Good Versus Good duel (they do the same in Angel Blue), before Ben takes on his uncle Alex at the end.
Hypothetical Casting: The author is on record as saying that if the books were ever to be made into a movie, he would want Anna Kournikova to play Lori. Also counts as What The Hell Casting Agency, since Kournikova is a tennis player - not an actress.
Jerk Jock: Ben fits this trope in every way but for the fact that we never really see him play a sport. It's mentioned that he does play, however, and he's highly skilled at physical tasks during Bond Team's training.
Line-of-Sight Name: Cally, abandoned as a baby, was given the surname "Cross" because she was found with a crucifix necklace on her.
Moral Dilemma: Jake faces on of these throughout Jake Black, where he is tasked with killing international terrorist leader Sicarius, since he is sick of criminals escaping jail once incarcerated. Eventually brings in shades of If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him as well, when Lori shows up.
Official Couple: Ben/Lori, Jake/Jennifer and Eddie/Bex (series one), Ben/Cally, Eddie Rose and Lori/Robbie (series two.)
One Steve Limit: Averted. There is a Sonia Dark on Solo Team and also a girl codenamed Dark in the Black Ops Division.
Our Vampires Are Different: Book 3 introduces a new drug called Drac which is highly and instantaneously addictive. Addicts are described as being extremely pale, with blood red eyes, sharp teeth, and a craving for blood.
Teen Super Spy: The whole premise of the first series, though they're adults in the second.
Tempting Fate: This occurs in every single book in the first series. EVERY SINGLE ONE. As if that wasn't bad enough, the characters usually say this somewhere either in the beginning or the middle of the book, where there are enough pages afterwards fo things to get worse.
The Rival: Simon of Solo Team is this to Ben. Could also make an argument for Jake and Ben in the earlier books.
When You Coming Home, Dad?: Bex's father is the headmaster of the Deveraux College and rarely had time for her while she was growing up, even when she became a student at the school herself. The most time they get to spend together is in Agent Orangewhen he turns out to be the Big Bad and she's trying to save the world from him.