In the latest installment of the resourceful young criminal mastermind, Artemis steals fairy technology, constructs a supercomputer, saves the life ...Show synopsisIn the latest installment of the resourceful young criminal mastermind, Artemis steals fairy technology, constructs a supercomputer, saves the life of his trusty bodyguard, and enlists the help of his old rival Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police.Hide synopsis
Description:New. 0786814934 0786814934 From School Library Journal Grade 5...New. 0786814934 0786814934 From School Library Journal Grade 5-8-Antihero Artemis Fowl, now 13 years old, is back. He has used stolen fairy technology to create a supercomputer known as the "C Cube, " which will render all existing technology obsolete. He meets with Jon Spiro, head of "Fission Chips, " with a proposition. For a price, he will suppress his cube, and allow Spiro time to sell his potentially worthless stocks and buy into Fowl Industries. Spiro double-crosses Artemis, and in the ensuing melee he steals the C Cube and Artemis's bodyguard, Butler, is murdered. The scene is totally out of James Bond; one fully expects to hear the familiar theme music and to see the credits as it concludes. The action does not let up as Artemis teams with the fairy policewoman Captain Holly Short and other companions to bring Butler back to life, and then to retrieve the Cube from Spiro's Chicago fortress. The plot is filled with crosses and double crosses, unmarked vans, and impenetrable security systems. It's exciting stuff, but the writing is often clich.
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