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The Reluctant Assassin

By Eoin Colfer


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.

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9781423161622


Format: Book
Author: Colfer, Eoin
Summary: In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.
Title: The reluctant assassin / Eoin Colfer.
Publisher Date: New York : Hyperion, c2013.
Subject: Time travel -- Teen fiction. Assassins -- Teen fiction. Science fiction London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Teen fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Teen fiction.
Isbn: 9781423161622 (hbk.) 1423161629 (hbk.) 9780141341767 0141341769
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 4
Call Number: TF Colfer
Oclc: 811006471
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Bib Id: 436350

Format: Book
Author: Colfer, Eoin
Summary: In Victorian London, Albert Garrick, an assassin-for-hire, and his reluctant young apprentice, Riley, are transported via wormhole to modern London, where Riley teams up with a young FBI agent to stop Garrick from returning to his own time and using his newly acquired scientific knowledge and power to change the world forever.
Title: The reluctant assassin / Eoin Colfer.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hyperion, c2013.
Description: 341 p. ; 22 cm.
Series: W.A.R.P. ; book 1
Series: Colfer, Eoin. W.A.R.P. ; bk. 1.
Subjects: Time travel -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Assassins -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Science fiction
Subjects: London (England) -- History -- 19th century -- Teen fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901 -- Teen fiction.
LCCN: 2012048160
ISBN: 9781423161622 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1423161629 (hbk.)
ISBN: 9780141341767
ISBN: 0141341769
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 4
Call Number: TF Colfer