Review: W.A.R.P: The Reluctant Assassin

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Title: The Reluctant Assassin
Author: Eoin Colfer
Series: W. A. R. P (Book One)

Who’s it for? 9-12’s, although there’s more than enough there for teens to enjoy too.

What’s it about? Agent Chevie Sevano has just been assigned to the F.B.I’s W.A.R.P programme following a disastrous observation mission gone south. But it’s not quite what she expected. W.A.R.P stands for the Witness Anonymous Relocation Programme – key witnesses are hidden in the past to keep them safe. That is, that’s what it used to do. But when the W.A.R.P pod spews out Victorian orphan Riley and a rather important old man things go rapidly downhill. With a master assassin on their tail Chevie and Riley find themselves forced to make life-threatening decisions to save themselves and the world as we know it.