Author(s): Robert Muchamore
CHERUB agents are all seventeen and under. They wear skate tees and hemp, and look like regular kids. But they're not. They are trained professionals who are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists and international drug dealers. CHERUB agents hack into computers, bug entire houses, and download crucial documents. It is a highly dangerous job. For their safety, these agents DO NOT EXIST.
When CHERUB uncovers a link between eco-terrorist group Help Earth and a wealthy religious cult known as The Survivors, James is sent to their isolated outback headquarters on an infiltration mission. It's a thousand kilometers to the closest town, and James is under massive pressure from the cult's brainwashing techniques. This time he's not just fighting terrorists.... He's got to battle for his own mind.
A new cover look for the number one bestselling series! In the fifth title, James and his fellow cherubs infiltrate an Australian cult, in the most exciting CHERUB story yet.
'Punchy, exciting, glamorous and, what's more, you'll completely wish it was true.' - The Sunday Express '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 'An exciting, swiftly moving tale' - School Librarian 'A fast-paced action thriller, which should turn into a fantastic series - if James manages to live that long.' - Young Post"
Birthplace: Islington, London Whereabouts: Islington, London Robert Muchamore was born in Islington in 1972. He still lives there, and works 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! CHERUB: The Recruit was Robert's first book and recently won the Red House Children's Book Award 2005 in the Older Readers Category.