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The Reluctant Assassin (Hardcover)

Series Volume 1
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Item #: 14781321

    Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On o......more
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Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London, has had the misfortune of being apprenticed to Albert Garrick, an illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and now uses his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims' dwellings. On one such escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along and urges him to commit his first killing. Riley is saved from having to commit the grisly act when the intended victim turns out to be a scientist from the future, part of the FBI's Witness Anonymous Relocation Program (WARP) Riley is unwittingly transported via wormhole to modern day London, followed closely by Garrick.

In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a nineteen-year-old FBI agent sent to London as punishment after a disastrous undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together Riley and Chevie must evade Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now not only evil, but he also possesses all of the scientist's knowledge. He is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie's possession to make his way back to Victorian London where he can literally change the world.

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Author:
Colfer, Eoin
Series Title:
W.A.R.P.
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
Audience:
Young adult
Number Within Series:
1
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
341
Language:
English
Publisher:
Disney Pr
Publish Date:
05/07/2013
Copyright Year:
2013
ISBN:
9781423161622
Height:
9.0 in
Wdth:
6.0 in
Thickness:
1.0 in
Unit weight:
1.14 lb
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