Robert Muchamore - The Recruit - Hachette Children's Group

The Recruit

Book 1

By Robert Muchamore

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

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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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.

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  • ISBN: 9781444910445
  • Publication date: 15 Dec 2011
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  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
[A] pacey spy thriller... taut writing and powerful descriptions — Time Out
This series is easy to get hooked on and will keep you enthralled for days .. a surefire winner — Yorkshire Evening Post
Cracking stuff — Aberdeen Evening Express
Fast-paced, all-action, absolutely addictive — Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true — Sunday Express
A tough, unsentimental and wonderfully imaginative story — Bournemouth Daily Echo
An exciting, swiftly moving tale — School Librarian
Action all the way — Ireland on Sunday
A thoroughly enjoyable book ... gripping and one that will stay with you for a while — Oliver Seymour, aged 12, Surrey Today
I give this book 10 out of 10 because I could never put it down — The Guardian
Packed full of non-stop James Bond style action and is very funny too — Lewis Fairfax, aged 12, Newcastle Upon Tyne Evening Chronicle
Exciting and definitely unputdownable! — Essex Chronicle
You can't put this book down ... full of adventure and mischief with just a touch of romance! — Gloucestershire Echo
Readers should brace themselves for an action-packed ride — The Daily Express
A skilful writer and the book has great pace. — Financial Times
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
Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true. — The Sunday Express
I loved this book. — Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries
A fast-paced action thriller, which should turn into a fantastic series - if James manages to live that long. — Young Post
Cherub is an absolute must for everyone who enjoys a thrilling book which keeps you interested at all times. — Guardian
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