May 7, 2013
May 7, 2013
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.
Time travel, a murderous magician, and two teens on the run create a fast-paced, gore-drenched adventure. It's 1898 in Victorian London, and orphaned teen Riley is apprenticed to Albert Garrick, a magician turned assassin. Riley has no interest in killing, but on his first attempt, he's accidently sent through a wormhole to modern-day London. There, he teams up with 17-year-old Chevron Savano, an FBI agent in disgrace, and the two must escape Garrick, who has become even more frightening. By the author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl books, this is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Action + Adventure / General, Types of Characters, Mysteries + Detective Stories, Law + Crime
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: Law + Crime, Action + Adventure / General, Types of Characters, Mysteries + Detective Stories, General
- Age: Teen
- Language: English
- Author: Eoin Colfer
- Online Item #: 14521464
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-0699
- ISBN: 9781423161622
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported