The Recruit (Cherub, #1) by Robert MuchamoreCHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.
James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred grueling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end.
Sign in. In an era when the country's first line of defense, intelligence, is more important than ever, this story opens the CIA's infamous closed doors and gives an insider's view into the Agency: how trainees are recruited, how they are prepared for the spy game, and what they learn to survive. James Clayton might not have the attitude of a typical recruit, but he is one of the smartest graduating seniors in the country - and he's just the person that Walter Burke wants in the Agency. James regards the CIA's mission as an intriguing alternative to an ordinary life, but before he becomes an Ops Officer, James has to survive the Agency's secret training ground, where green recruits are molded into seasoned veterans. As Burke teaches him the ropes and the rules of the game, James quickly rises through the ranks and falls for Layla, one of his fellow recruits. But just when James starts to question his role and his cat-and-mouse relationship with his mentor, Burke taps him for a special assignment to root out a mole.
The Recruit is the first novel in the CHERUB series, written by Robert Muchamore . It introduces most of the main characters, such as James Adams (formerly.
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Robert Muchamore. Publisher : Hodder Children's Books. Published : Copyright : Robert Muchamore There are no master criminals or high-tech gadgets. They slip under adult radar and get information that sends criminals and terrorists to jail.
His mother is an obese woman who is the leader of an illegal London-based shoplifting ring. James is taken into care after his step-dad Ron Onions takes custody of Lauren. However, James offends a member of the gang by joking about his family and the gang get revenge by getting him arrested for shoplifting. In order to enter, James sits for a test: a sparring bout with CHERUB agent Bruce Borris who easily overpowers James despite his smaller size , an intelligence test, killing a chicken, an obstacle course twenty metres off the ground and retrieving a brick from a pool, which James refuses to do as he cannot swim. James worries that he has not done enough to pass the test, but Mac informs him that his actions during the test have demonstrated the intelligence and strength of character necessary to become a CHERUB agent and offers him a place at CHERUB campus. James then enters basic training, where he is partnered with an Asian girl, Kerry Chang.