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But there is still much unfinished business: Artemis Fowl Sr. disappeared when a daring escapade designed to free his family from their criminal--not to mention deeply lucrative--past and move the family's assets into legitimate enterprises went horribly wrong. Held captive by the Mafiya (the Russian organized crime syndicate) for over two years, he has been declared officially dead, but Artemis Jr. knows in his heart (yes, he does have one) that his beloved father is still alive, and he is determined to find him. Meanwhile Captain Short is temporarily on assignment to Customs and Excise as punishment for letting Fowl separate her and her People from their gold and is finding her stakeout duties a little dull. It soon becomes obvious that the pair have need of each other's considerable skills, and before long they are on track for an adventure that will ultimately have far-reaching consequences for both of them.
If you enjoyed the first book, you won't be disappointed by the second. Initially the pace is a little slower, and the slightly more mellow Artemis is certainly a tad unnerving at first (particularly as one of the things that made him such an unusual character was the fact that there was something distinctly unlikable about him), but once the sparks between Holly and Artemis begin to fly, and the adventure that tests their endurance to their emotional, physical, and intellectual limits begins, the pages just keep on turning.
The high-tech hocus pocus, the complex underworld, and the James Bond-style storyline will keep even the most reluctant reader enthralled. Add to the mix a fair dollop of humor, the occasional sprinkling of right-on commentary about the state of the planet, and enough hooks in the story to ensure you will be clamoring for the next book. This chilling, thrilling adventure is a seriously cool (in more ways than one!) must-read for anyone age 9 and older. --Susan Harrison
This series is good. Interesting characters, some exciting action, and genius merge of worlds. This was my second book i've read in the series, I will read more!Published 3 days ago by Christopher Vaughn
I totally enjoy these books. They are fun to listen to on CD. I enjoy the humor of author Eoin Colfer. Read morePublished 17 days ago by toobusyreading
Fun light read, too much sci-first (lots of detail) for me but still kept me interested. Would recommend but caution if sci-first is not your "thing".Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
in the entire Artemis fowl series, arctic incident is by far my favorite. next to the opal incident. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Connor S.
I've read this and I was so excited to read the graphic novel. AWESOME. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!!Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer