The Recruit (Cherub #1)
The first title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James hits rock bottom before he's offered a new start in an intriguing organisation ...
A terrorist doesn't let strangers in her flat because they might be undercover police or intelligence agents, but her children bring their mates home and they run all over the place. The terrorist doesn't know that one of these kids has bugged every room in her house, made copies of all her computer files and stolen her address book. The kid works for CHERUB.
CHERUB agents are aged between ten and seventeen. They live in the real world, slipping under adult radar and getting information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.
For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Praise for the CHERUB series:
'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true' - Sunday Express
'Crackling tension and high-octane drama' - Daily Mail
'A really good book that you could re-read over and over again' - Guardian
'Pacy writing, punchy dialogue and a gripping plot, it's got it all' - Daily Express
'Fast-moving action ... and cool gadgets!' - The Times
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A new cover look for the number one bestselling CHERUB series! In the first title, James hits rock bottom before he's offered a new start in an intriguing organisation ...
Winner of Red House Children's Book Awards: Books for Older Readers 2005.
'An excellent start to a promising series. It is every boy's wish to be a spy, and this book will enthrall every single one of them.' -- The Bookseller 20040101 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' -- The Sunday Express 20040314 'An exciting, swiftly moving tale' -- School Librarian 20041001 'I loved this book.' -- Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries 20040511 'A fast-paced action thriller, which should turn into a fantastic series - if James manages to live that long.' -- Young Post 20040506 'It's action all the way as we follow the new recruit's rapid development and no doubt Muchamore's nephews will, like me, be cheering him every step of the way.' -- Ireland on Sunday 20040509
Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972. He still lives there, and works as a private investigator. He was inspired to create the CHERUB series by his nephews' complaints about the lack of anything for them to read! CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and recently won the Red House Children's Book Award 2005 in the Older Readers Category.