I have just recently finished the novel Mad Dogs by Robert Muchamore which is the eighth book in the action packed series. Mad Dogs is best for readers who are willing to endure the suspense and exhilaration of this beautifully written novel. This book comprises of different elements that make this book a great read. The author has described the setting excellently. So well, that you can almost imagine yourself there watching the story unfold. Muchamore uses a great variety of vocabulary that grips the reader and doesn’t let go.
Cherub is a an organization that turns orphans into highly skilled agents. The plot revolves around two major drug dealing gangs in the turf war surrounding the collapse of KMG(Class A Second Book) Gabrielle O'Brien and Michael Hendry are sent to infiltrate the infamous 'Slasher Boys', led by a man who calls himself Major Dee. Later on Gabrielle is stabbed badly in the stomach and back and is sent back to campus. Michael Hendry still stays. Meanwhile back at campus, James Adams and Dana 16 years old, are helping on the last few days of Basic Training as instructors.
Once Gabrielle recovers, James and Bruce are sent back to finish what she started. They are sent to infiltrate the group known as the Mad Dogs. James uses his past relationship with Junior Moore to make infiltrating the gang much more simplistic. He is soon accepted into the gang and given a major role. An older gang member, Wheels, takes him on a hotel robbery, where they bind and gag the two room occupants. Wheels and James take out of their bank account and steal their car. However, James being given a high role annoys Junior, who Sasha Thompson, the Mad Dogs leader, is trying to protect. Junior then gets sent to jail for an armed robbery and is sentenced for 6 years in a juvenile prison.
My two favorite scenes include the armed robbery and the basic training compound. The armed robbery was very detailed and contained real intensity. Muchamore uses key points that signify how wealthy those occupants were.
The basic training compound was a very intriguing and exhilarating scene. The scene comprises of twelve young recruits suffering through the excruciating few days of basic training. James Adams, along with fellow training instructors are teaching the reaming twelve how to survive in the wild. Robert uses great vocabulary that describe the setting of this beautifully written scene.
“Punchy, humorous and whats more, you’ll completely wish it was true”. This is what is written on the front cover and yes, it is utterly true.
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