Man vs Beast

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Man vs Beast
Man Versus Beast.jpg
Author Robert Muchamore
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Thriller, Spy novel
Publisher Hodder and Stoughton
Publication date
19 October 2006
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 320 pp (first edition, paperback)
ISBN 0-340-91169-7 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 70173265
823.92 22
LC Class PZ7.M869647 Ma 2006
Preceded by Divine Madness
Followed by The Fall

Man vs Beast is the sixth novel of the CHERUB series by Robert Muchamore.


James' sixth mission
Book(s) Man vs Beast
Mission controller(s) Zara Asker
Location(s) Corbyn Copse, South West England
  • Animal Freedom Militia
  • Animal Freedom Army
Crime(s) Terrorism
Result Green tickY Success

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.[1]


The book has been thoroughly recommended by The Sunday Telegraph.[citation needed]


  1. ^ —— (2006). Man vs Beast. CHERUB. 6. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0-340-91169-3.