Book Blog - WARP: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN by Eoin Colfer
ARTEMIS FOWL creator Eoin Colfer describes his latest series as OLIVER TWIST meets THE MATRIX. “WARP, which stands for ‘Witness Anonymous Relocation Program,’ is an action-adventure series full of mayhem, magic, and murder—with a villain to die for.”
In WARP, Colfer plays with the idea that the FBI has opened up a wormhole to Victorian London which they use to hide witnesses and federal agents in the past. But, as you might expect in a Colfer novel, things go horribly, fantastically, cinematically awry.
From the Disney press release:
In WARP Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin, Eoin Colfer introduces a new character named Riley, a teen orphan boy living in Victorian London. He 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 murderous escapade, Garrick brings his reluctant apprentice along for 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 WARP program, and Riley is transported to modern-day London, followed closely by Albert Garrick.
In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevron Savano, a seventeen 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.
I can’t wait for Book 2!