Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Reluctant Assassin

Fans of Artemis Fowl rejoice!  Eoin Colfer is back with a new series opener that will knock your socks off!

Riley is an orphan living in Victorian London.  He has been apprenticed to Albert Garrick, assassin and magician, since he was a small child.  Riley has been putting off the moment of his first kill for a long time, but the moment has come.  He doesn't want to be killer, but he also knows Garrick will kill him if he doesn't follow through.

Chevron Sevano is a disgraced teenage member of a defunct FBI recruiting program.  The bureau managed to get rid of everyone else, but Chevie is determined to stick with it until she is old enough to become a full fledged agent.  As punishment, she's been sent to London as an assistant in the W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program) where she is guarding a pod.  She doesn't know what her purpose is only that she is bored out of her mind with way too much time to work out.

All of that changes when the mysterious pod comes to life sending a dead man and his supposed killer into the 21st century.  Riley and Chevie become reluctant partners as they are quickly pursued by the nefarious Albert Garrick who has finally discovered something that will allow him to rule the world with his new intelligence and skills.

In this fast paced thriller, our heroes will fight for their lives across the London of the present and the past.  They must find a way to stop Garrick before the ruthless killer destroys everything!  But is there something more going on than a simple game of cat and mouse across time?  Read the book to find out!

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