The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1)
Eoin Colfer

​The reluctant assassin is Riley, a Victorian boy who is suddenly plucked from his own time and whisked into the twenty-first century, accused of murder and on the run.

Riley has been pulled into the FBI’s covert W.A.R.P. operation (Witness Anonymous Relocation Program). He and young FBI Agent Chevie Savano are forced to flee terrifying assassin-for-hire Albert Garrick, who pursues Riley through time and will not stop until he has hunted him down. Barely staying one step ahead, Riley and Chevie must stay alive and stop Garrick returning to his own time with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.

The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P., #1) book cover

Brilliantly exciting, Colfer’s managed to take much of the goodness out of his former writing into this new series without dragging any of his albatrosses along for the ride. I strongly suspect that, had I encountered this book in place of Artemis Fowl all those years ago, it would’ve had a similar impact. If your any fan of Colfer or seek a teen read with the timeview of Alex Scarrow but the humour and illusion of a master, read this.

Published by Sean Randall

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