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Publisher's Summary

After being held prisoner for years, Artemis Fowl's father has finally come home. He is a new man, an honest man, much to Artemis's horror. He makes his son promise to give up his life of crime, and Artemis has to go along with it. But not until he has completed one last scheme. Artemis has constructed a super-computer from stolen fairy technology. Called the "C Cube," it will render all existing human technology obsolete. He arranges a meeting with a powerful Chicago businessman, Jon Spiro, to broker a deal for the C Cube. But Spiro springs a trap, steals the C Cube, and mortally injures Butler. Artemis knows his only hope of saving his loyal bodyguard is to employ fairy magic; so once again he must contact his old rival, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police.
It is going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis's luck may just run out.
©2003 Eoin Colfer (P)2004 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

"Smartly written, funny...engaging mix of James Bond and fairyland with heavy doses of technology for the wired among us." (Buffalo News)
"The action is fast and furious, the humor is abundant, characterizations are zany, and the boy genius works wonders, all of which add up to another wild ride for Artemis' fans." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Leslie on 03-13-05

I hope this isn't the end!

I have loved the entire collection. If you liked the first two, this one is a guarantee. I won't ruin it for you, but this ending is great! Don't think about it, get it! And if you haven't read the first two, stop, go back and start with Artemis Fowl. You just can't start here, and you wouldn't want to. The first two are necessary reads to get the most out of this one, and true delight to read to boot.

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5 out of 5 stars
By wendy on 09-02-11

Hilarious as always

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book definitely made me laugh, quite a bit. All the Artemis Fowl books are hilarious, and this one is no exception. I know that they are supposed to be kids books, but they quite enjoyable even if you're an adult!
The plots of kind of light weight but the characters really make the story.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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