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

Visit cherubcampus.com - the essential internet destination, packed with exclusive content and with in-depth biographies of CHERUB characters, out-takes and bonus stories.

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
Hodder Children's Books

Crash Landing

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Don't miss the last episode of international bestseller Robert Muchamore's ROCK WAR series! The Rock War TV show has come to a dramatic finale, but its contestants still have everything to play for. Jay's about to see what fame and fortune are really about for his brother Theo. Summer's got to take her career back into her own hands. And Dylan might soon be seeing the world of show-business from the four walls of a prison cell. From the author of CHERUB and Henderson's Boys: find out more at rockwar.com

Hodder Children's Books

Class A: The Graphic Novel

Robert Muchamore, David Combet, Baptiste Payen
Contributors:
Robert Muchamore, David Combet, Baptiste Payen

Experience the second CHERUB international bestseller in graphic novel format! James Adams' mission is to succeed where dozens of attempts by undercover police officers have failed ... When CHERUB kids go undercover, no one suspects that they are trained professionals, working to infiltrate criminal organisations that have eluded MI5 and the police for years. James Adams is on his biggest mission yet, working to nail Europe's most powerful cocaine dealer. He'll need all his specialist training if he's going to bring down the man at the top. The reason for CHERUB's existence is simple: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Gone Wild

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The Rock War TV show is the most-watched reality show on British telly, and it's only halfway through. Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands have all made it past the tough boot camp stage, and now the last six will fight it out until the season's finale, live on Christmas Eve.But it's not all about the music. Summer was hit by a motorbike at the end of boot camp. Jay's brother Theo can't keep out of trouble - or out of handcuffs. And Dylan, the outsider, is investigating corruption within the workings of the competition itself.They've got everything to play for ...The dramatic third book in this spectacular series from Robert Muchamore, bestselling author of CHERUB.

Hodder Children's Books

Boot Camp

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Jay, Summer, Dylan and their bands are headed for boot camp at uber-glamorous Rock War Manor. It's going to be six weeks of mates, music and non-stop partying as they prepare for stardom.But the rock-star life of music festivals and glitzy premieres isn't all it's cracked up to be. Can the bands hold it together long enough to make it through the last stage of the competition, or will there be meltdown?The second book in this spectacular series by the bestselling Robert Muchamore, author of CHERUB.

Hodder Children's Books

Rock War

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

New Guard

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

The Audition: Welcome to Rock War

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Lone Wolf

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Dark Sun and other stories

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Who would believe that a kid at a sleepover could be a spy? CHERUB: Dark Sun is a short novel aimed at new readers to CHERUB, originally written for World Book Day and now made available in print again by popular demand! To go with it are three stories never before seen in print: The Switch, CHERUB at Christmas and Kerry's First Mission. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Black Friday

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Scorched Earth

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

One Shot Kill

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

Spring, 1943. The war is turning against Germany, but Hitler isn't giving up. In a secret bunker deep in occupied France, scientists are hard at work on Hitler's latest deadly weapon: code name FZG-76.Back in England Henderson's boys will need to undergo advanced sniper training if they've any chance of infiltrating the bunker. Parachuting into occupied France, they track down a secret dossier filled with invaluable material - and uncover the meaning of the enigmatic code. For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

People's Republic

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Guardian Angel

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The fourteenth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! Ryan has saved Ethan's life more than once. Ethan thinks he must be a guardian angel. But Ryan works for CHERUB, a secret organisation with one key advantage: even experienced criminals never suspect that children are spying on them. Ethan's family runs a billion-dollar criminal empire and Ryan's job is to destroy it. Can Ryan complete his mission without destroying Ethan as well? For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

The Recruit Graphic Novel

Robert Muchamore, John Aggs
Contributors:
Robert Muchamore, John Aggs

The bestselling CHERUB series takes its huge appeal into graphic novel format. 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 TimesVisit cherubcampus.com - the essential internet destination, packed with exclusive content and with in-depth biographies of CHERUB characters, out-takes and bonus stories.

Hodder Children's Books

Dark Sun

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

It's the last day of term. Three lads are clearing out their lockers, organising a sleepover and hatching a plan to spatter a girl with rancid coleslaw.But things aren't what they seem. One boy's father is a member of Dark Sun, a criminal organisation dealing in nuclear weapons technology, while another is a CHERUB agent sent to stop him.CHERUB kids 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.

Hodder Children's Books

The Prisoner

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Shadow Wave

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The twelfth title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James Adams' loyalties are tested in his most dangerous mission yet ...After a tsunami causes massive devastation to a tropical island, its governor sends in the bulldozers to knock down villages, replacing them with luxury hotels.Guarding the corrupt governor's family isn't James Adams' idea of the perfect mission, especially as it's going to be his last as a CHERUB agent. And then retired colleague Kyle Blueman comes up with an unofficial and highly dangerous plan of his own.James must choose between loyalty to CHERUB, and loyalty to his oldest friend.For official purposes, these children do not exist.

Hodder Children's Books

Grey Wolves

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore
Hodder Children's Books

Brigands M.C.

Robert Muchamore
Authors:
Robert Muchamore

The eleventh title in the number one bestselling CHERUB series! James discovers a love for high-speed motorcycle riding ... Every CHERUB agent comes from somewhere. Dante Scott still has nightmares about the death of his family, brutally murdered by a biker gang. Dante is given the chance to become a member of CHERUB, a trained professional with one essential advantage: adults never suspect that children are spying on them. But when Dante joins James and Lauren Adams on a mission to infiltrate Brigands Motorcycle Club, he's ready to use everything he's learned to get revenge on the people who killed his family ...For official purposes, these children do not exist.