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F.B.I. AGENT CHEVIE SAVANO IS TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE FUTURE.
Unless she can return to 19th-century London and change the course of history, millions will die.
Luckily she has Riley the boy magician and a Victorian gangster with lovely hair to help her battle two crazed villains, who have brought the military technology of the future back in time - with potentially disastrous consequences.
The stakes are higher than the hangman's noose and only Chevie can save the day. Assuming she can avoid being killed by a couple of psycho warrior-nuns first . . .
FBI agent Chevie Savano escapes into the past to elude the secret police after they kill Charles Smart just as he is telling her of the WARP program, and she and Riley team up to find Colonel Clayton Box before he can launch missles at the capitals of Europe.
F.B.I. agent Chevie Savano is trapped in a nightmarish future, she must return to 19th-century London and change the course of history, or millions will die. Assisted by Riley a boy magician and a Victorian gangster with lovely hair she must battle two crazed villains to save the future.
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School Library Journal Review
Gr 7 Up-Seventeen-year-old FBI agent Chevie Savano returns from Victorian London to find even more trouble in the present day, forcing her right back into the past to battle another villain. SLJ said of the first book, "[it] is darker, bloodier, and much more serious in tone than the author's popular 'Artemis Fowl' series (Hyperion). It may not be for the faint of heart, but the intricate plot, strong writing, and intrepid characters who must survive by their wits will make it hard to put down." (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Action unfolds in the streets and putrescent sewers of Victorian London as time-traveling FBI agent Chevie Savano enters the scene with a mission to prevent a future governed by Colonel Box a rogue military commander with a plan for world domination. Unfortunately, Box's two Thundercat goons follow Chevie through the wormhole, hot on her heels with instructions to kill. Meanwhile, Riley (native Victorian and magician) has become entangled with the roughest gang in London, the Battering Rams, just as an undercover rebel from the future reveals himself with a bloody flourish. Together, Chevie and Riley attempt to stave off the Boxite rebellion. Though the novel is heavy on action and excitement, Colfer keeps things light with comic use of antiquated slang and banter, lead primarily by the Ram King, who proves an entertaining combination of Fagin and Jack Sparrow. Shifts in time and perspective are firmly anchored by the plot so readers won't lose track of its thread, making for a fun, adrenaline-fueled adventure with a third WARP novel set to follow.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2014 Booklist
Horn Book Review
Returning from her jaunt to Victorian London in The Reluctant Assassin, Chevie Savano finds that fellow time-traveler Colonel Box must have succeeded in his conquest, since she's now a cadet in the repressive Boxite Empire's military academy. Going back to the past, Chevie reunites with magician and good friend Riley to change history in this funny, high-octane adventure with thought-provoking time-travel insights. (c) Copyright 2014. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Kirkus Book Review
Undoing the catastrophically altered present wrought in The Reluctant Assassin (2013) requires further immersion (not just figuratively) in Victorian London's noxious stews for teenage, time-traveling special agent Chevron Savano.Mad Col. Clayton Box has founded a nearly worldwide ecclesiastical police state in the 19th century with 20th-century troops and weaponry transported back in time. In order to nip this in the bud, Chevie plunges once again through a wormhole into the great, filthy city's thick miasmas and cobbled mean streets. Along with describing with indecent relish the fetid slums and sewers in which most of the action takes place, Colfer outfits Chevie with a Dickensian supporting cast. It's led by Riley, a street child trained up as an assassin, and larger-than-life crime lord Otto Malarkey, among others. The plot consists of a quick and, usually, violent series of escapades that culminates in an assault on Box's underground fortress. The bad guys are both clever and heavily armed, and there's much casual murder and wading through hip-deep rivers of raw sewage, along with gunfire, massive explosions and unlikely romance. Time travel makes the future a fluid reality, but it looks like it may be saved at the end, though some strings remain to be tied upor further tangledin upcoming sequels. Chevie is of Shawnee lineage, leading her confederates to make the occasional, unfortunate "Injun" reference, alas.A grand yarn told with a wink and kitted out with high stakes and broadly drawn characters for maximum fun. (Science fiction. 11-14) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.