W.A.R.P. - The Reluctant Assassin, the first book in a major new series by Eoin Colfer, the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl, is now available for preorder. WARP, an acronym for Witness Anonymous Relocation Program, used by the FBI to hide important witnesses in the past, is a high concept series described by the author as 'Oliver Twist meets The Matrix'.
The first book features a Victorian boy, Riley, who goes on the run in 21st century London pursued by a ruthless assassin from his own time. Riley must rely on his wits and the help of a young FBI agent if he is to survive.
Sarah Hughes, Editorial Director for Puffin Books said, 'WARP is a fantastic combination of everything Eoin is best known for: gripping adventure, a villain to die for and a fabulous contrast of characters from two very different worlds coming together. This is the start of a major new series from Eoin and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working with him again.'
Eoin Colfer said, 'I am delighted to move into the future with my brilliant Puffin family. WARP is a new and exciting high concept series that I hope will thrill Artemis Fowl fans and new readers alike.'
The first title in the WARP series will be published by Puffin in April 2013. The book is set to be published in the US in May 2013.