Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading.

My teaser:
Chevie watch her partner/boss as he strode towards the stairway, back in action mode less than an hour after stumbling on the body of his estranged father.
Cold, she thought.

-page 38

~The Reluctant Assassin (W.A.R.P. #1) by Eoin Colfer
Hardcover321 pages
Published April 11th 2013 by Puffin
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 seventeen-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.

Anyone can participate in Teaser Tuesdays. Just do the following:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


  1. Good teaser, sounds interesting.
    Here's mine from the book I wrote:: http://www.karenzemek.blogspot.com/2013/05/tuesday-teaser-from-my-funny-dad-harry.html

  2. i love eoin colfer! i have read his book the Artemis Fowl series and i loved it very much, however i haven't read this book... adding this to my tbr

    my teaser tuesday

  3. I want to read something by Eoin Colfer. Ant good? Creepy teaser!

  4. Oh, I do need to get to these books. :) Hope you are enjoying the adventure. :)

    I have a teaser up this week, if you'd like to stop by.

  5. Fab teaser! Just the title was enough to intrigue me, though. :) I do so love assassins.


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