The very first CHERUB adventure is about to begin ...
Late summer, 1940.
Hitler has conquered France. Now he intends to cross the Channel and defeat Britain before winter arrives.
A group of young refugees led by British spy Charles Henderson faces a stark choice. To head south into the safety of neutral Spain, or go north on a risky mission to sabotage the German invasion plans.
For official purposes, these children do not exist.
Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972 and spent thirteen years working 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!
'Muchamore's plain, punchy,often funny style ... is highly effective. This clever, tense novel is a great way of getting bored boys interested in history.' (The Escape) — Amanda Craig, The Times
A thrilling page turner you won't want to put down — Western Mail
'It has the feel of something quite big and satisfying...Muchamore's voice is fresh and direct.' (The Escape) — The Daily Telegraph
Mixes espionage and gritty realism when dealing with children in the midst of a war — Waterstones Quarterly, March 2009
'This book was un-putdownable. It gripped me from start to finish, and was just as good as the CHERUB series, if not better.' (The Escape) — Aaron, 14, First News
Praise for books in the CHERUB series: 'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' — The Sunday Express
'an exciting action packed tale... a thrilling page turner that you won't want to put down' — Liverpool Echo