WARP

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

W. A. R. P. The Reluctant Assassin Publisher's Summary

Shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award 2013

If Artemis Fowl is “Die Hard with Fairies”, then W.A.R.P. is “Oliver Twist” meets “The Matrix”…

The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series. W.A.R.P. stands for ‘Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme’. The assassin of the title is young Riley who has been apprentice to Albert Garrick, a Victorian illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and taken to using his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings. On one such murderous escapade he brings his reluctant apprentice along on 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 W.A.R.P. program, and Riley is transported to modern day London, followed closely by Albert Garrick. In modern London, Riley is helped by Chevie Savano, a nineteen year old FBI agent sent to London as punishment following a disastrous, undercover, anti-terrorist operation in Los Angeles. Together they must evade the assassin, Albert Garrick, who has been fundamentally altered by his trip through the wormhole. Garrick is now more than human and is determined to track Riley down and use the timekey in Chevie’s possession to make his way back to Victorian London where, with his new knowledge on all things scientific and technological, he can literally change the world.

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  • Book 1

    • W. A. R. P. The Reluctant Assassin

    • W.A.R.P. Book 1
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    If Artemis Fowl is “Die Hard with Fairies”, then W.A.R.P. is “Oliver Twist” meets “The Matrix”…The Reluctant Assassin is the first book in the W.A.R.P. series. W.A.R.P. stands for ‘Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme’. The assassin of the title is young Riley who has been apprentice to Albert Garrick, a Victorian illusionist who has fallen on difficult times and taken to using his unique conjuring skills to gain access to victims’ dwellings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By David on 20-09-2015

    Non-member price: $22.78

  • Book 2

    • The Hangman's Revolution

    • W.A.R.P. Book 2
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Young FBI agent Chevie Savano arrives back in modern-day London after a time-trip to the Victorian age, to find the present very different from the one she left. Europe is being run by a Facsist movement known as the Boxites, who control their territory through intimidation and terror. Chevie's memories come back to her in fragments, and just as she is learning about the WARP program from Professor Charles Smart, inventor of the time machine, he is killed by secret service police.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fabulous

    • By Amanda on 23-01-2015

    Non-member price: $29.65

  • Book 3

    • The Forever Man

    • W.A.R.P., Book 3
    • By: Eoin Colfer
    • Narrated by: Maxwell Caulfield
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend, Riley, find his long-lost brother. But the WARP wormhole has other ideas.... Pulled two centuries into the past, Chevie and Riley find themselves in the village of Mandrake. Under siege from prowling monsters that have escaped from the wormhole, the village's only protector is the sinister Witchfinder - a man with a hidden past and deadly powers.

    Non-member price: $23.41