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Riley, an orphan in London, hasn't had the best of luck in his young life. He was abandoned by his parents. A ruthless and wicked magician by the name of Albert Garrick, took him in and Riley became his so called apprentice. Riley knew his time was coming to an end with Garrick, especially when he was taken to what Garrick considered to be a necessary “first kill.” Riley was not a murderer. He had runaway from Garrick before, but was always found. He decided to fight. After the deed was done, the deed being Garrick forcing Riley's hand to kill a man, the victims pendant made a beep sound and he disappeared, literally. Since Riley hadn't let go of the murder weapon the vapor that had oozed from the pendant soon was engulfing Riley and he was sucked into a vortex and into another time.
He was soon discovered by Chevron Savano, a teenage FBI agent. Riley learned of a secret program known as W.A.R.P. (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program). Riley warned Chevie that the sinister Garrick would be following after him but Chevie couldn't see how that would be possible. Garrick, on the other hand, did find a way and was transported, mutated and bestowed with a power he had never had before. It would be up to Riley and Chevie to out run, out wit and find a way to destroy Garrick while bouncing back and forth through time.
Colfer is well known for his Artemis Fowl series. Boys who are reluctant readers will pick up this latest series and dive right in. This high tech world will keep readers engaged and wondering if something like this could really be true. Danger, excitement and humor can be found by anyone who loves a great mystery. Colfer has created a thrilling adventure and true gift for any reader.
About the author:
In support of the release
of WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin, Eoin Colfer embarked on a
two-week, nine city tour accompanied by a magician. The series will
also launch with a multi-platform advertising campaign that includes
television, print, and online. Eoin Colfer has sold over 13 million
copies in the United States alone. Starring an irresistible antihero,
these middle-grade must-reads follow Artemis on his James Bond-like
adventures. In 2012, the conclusion to the Artemis Fowl series, The
Last Guardian, was published and supported with Colfer's live
“8-in-8” stage show. Colfer has also written the notable Plugged,
Airman, The Supernaturalist, and many other popular books. He lives
in Ireland with his wife and two children.