Back in 2001 when I wrote CHERUB: The Recruit I had no idea that it would be so successful, or that I'd end up writing a dozen books about James Adams and his friends. Fans were always asking me how CHERUB began and what the initials stood for. Then I thought, what if I made a new series about the beginning of CHERUB? The world of Henderson's Boys is rougher and more dangerous than in CHERUB. Instead of drug dealers and terrorists the enemy is a brutal Nazi regime that will torture and kill young agents if they're captured. I hope you enjoy meeting Charles Henderson and the first CHERUB agents!