Robert Muchamore - Maximum Security - Hachette Children's Group

Maximum Security

Book 3

By Robert Muchamore

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CHERUB: the number one bestselling spy thriller series for kids.

The third title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James has to bust an inmate out of a high-security US prison ...

Over the years, CHERUB has put plenty of criminals behind bars. Now, for the first time ever, they've got to break one out ...

Under American law, kids convicted of serious crimes can be sentenced as adults. Two hundred and eighty of these child criminals live in the sunbaked desert prison of Arizona Max. In one of the most dangerous CHERUB missions ever, James Adams has to go undercover inside Arizona Max, befriend an inmate and then bust him out.

CHERUB kids are trained professionals, working in everyday situations. Their essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them.

For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Biographical Notes

Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working as a private investigator. He loves Arsenal and watching people fall down holes. He hates swimming and getting chased by cows. He was inspired to start writing by his nephew's complaints about the lack of anything for him to read! His books are now bestsellers in many countries around the world. For more information, go to www.muchamore.com.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340884355
  • Publication date: 14 Apr 2005
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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'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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