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Britain, 1941.

The government is building a secret army of intelligence agents to work undercover, gathering information and planning sabotage operations. Henderson’s boys are part of that network: kids cut adrift by the war, training for the fight of their lives. They’ll have to parachute into unknown territory, travel cross-country and outsmart a bunch of adults in a daredevil exercise.

In wartime Britain, anything goes.

Reviews

'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
'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