Man vs Beast
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|Genre||Thriller, Spy novel|
|Publisher||Hodder and Stoughton|
|19 October 2006|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Pages||320 pp (first edition, paperback)|
|ISBN||0-340-91169-7 (first edition, paperback)|
|LC Class||PZ7.M869647 Ma 2006|
|Preceded by||Divine Madness|
|Followed by||The Fall|
|James' sixth mission|
|Book(s)||Man vs Beast|
|Mission controller(s)||Zara Asker|
|Location(s)||Corbyn Copse, South West England|
The book starts with a 14-year-old boy called Andy Pierce witnessing his mother getting assaulted by two masked men who are working for the Animal Freedom Militia.
The book then skips to Kerry being annoyed by her boyfriend, James. James goes into his room and he is met by his sister Lauren. She asks him to help her and her best friend Bethany to sneak into the basic training compound to give Bethany's brother, Jake, and Lauren's crush, Rat, some food. James refuses but Lauren blackmails him by threatening to tell Kerry about him cheating on her during a mission a year before.
James joins the girls on the mission to get the food to the trainees. All goes fine but Mac watches them on the back up CCTV and they get caught. James is not punished for being blackmailed and he, Lauren and Kyle are sent on a mission to bring down the AFM (Animal Freedom Militia).
Lauren is stuck with the ex-con while he meets up with his old animal rights protest group. They get invited to rescue dozens of dogs from the compound which were supposed to be sold onto the testing company. All goes well in the rescue, but the rescuers were overwhelmed because many more dogs were rescued than they thought. This chapter ends with Lauren saving a puppy from getting run over by Zara's car. They end up keeping the dog in the chairwoman's house. Lauren always visits the puppy, who was called Meatball (due to Lauren being a vegetarian).
Together James, Lauren and Kyle succeed in their mission and return home. On the mission Lauren becomes a vegetarian and at the end James puts meat in her bag on the plane to annoy her. Zara Asker becomes chairman succeeding Dr. McAfferty who retires.