3 Works in Zara Asker
2 May 2015
Due to a mission that went horribly wrong, young Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes lost their parents at the same time. To ensure their safety, they are placed in CHERUB, a top secret organization that educates and trains orphaned children to serve as spies for the British government. They spend their childhood learning the basics (and the not-so-basics) of espionage and going on missions to "save the world".
However, the circumstance of their parents' unfortunate demise continues to haunt them into adulthood.
The story follows the brothers in their formative years as spies which leads to their adult profession as depicted in the Sherlock TV series.
'National security' means that you can no longer bring your son to your workplace. That's not so bad.
But 'national security' also means that the relationships your son formed with your colleagues who babysat him have to be broken off for good. What does this mean? This means that your son can never meet these people again in his life.
All in the name of 'national security.'
- Part 1 of Issues of National Security
On the day before every CHERUB graduates, they attend a mandatory briefing about their final mission. This mission will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
They must be told about the need to conceal their CHERUB pasts from everyone else. This tradition has gone on for years. There have never been major snags. Until now.
It is 2009 and James Adams is graduating. He is one of the first CHERUBs to graduate into the world in which everyone posts their lives online. The world of Facebook. Keeping up a web of lies about one's first 18 years suddenly becomes much harder.
Three years later, Lauren Adams graduates. And when the reality of the situation hits her, she is determined to fight back.
- Part 2 of Issues of National Security