Robert Muchamore - The Killing - Hachette Children's Group

The Killing

Book 4

By Robert Muchamore

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

The fourth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! A routine operation for James turns into a much more deadly mission ...

Leon is a small-time crook who's ridden his luck for three decades. When he starts splashing big money around, the cops are desperate to know where it came from.

They call in CHERUB, a secret organisation with one essential advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them.

James' latest mission looks routine, but the plot he begins to unravel isn't what anyone expected. And the only person who might know the truth is a reclusive eighteen-year-old boy.

There's just one problem. The boy fell to his death thirteen months earlier.

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: 9780340894330
  • Publication date: 13 Oct 2005
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
The action moves at a cracking pace — The Bookseller
Brilliant! — Lancashire Book of the Year 2007
Action-packed adventure ... much more credible than many of the spy stories on the market — Publishing News
Praise for books in 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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