Back of the Book:
Artemis Fowl is going straight. As soon as he pulls off the most brilliant criminal feat of his career.
At least, that’s the plan when he attempts to sell his C Cube, a supercomputer built from stolen fairy technology. When his efforts to broker a deal for the Cube with a powerful businessman go terribly wrong, his loyal bodyguard and friend Butler is mortally injured. The only thing that will save him is fairy magic, so once again he must contact his old rival, Holly Short.
It’s going to take a miracle to save Butler, and Artemis’s luck may have just run out.
Could this be Artemis Fowl’s last caper? His father, who was rescued from the Russian Mafia in Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident (2002), seems to have turned over a new leaf. But Artemis resolves to do one last job, a job that involves a supercomputer cube he created with stolen fairy technology. Things go totally awry, however, when his proposed pigeon–a billionaire American businessman–turns the tables and Artemis’ longtime bodyguard, Butler, is fatally shot. Artemis puts Butler on ice, literally, and calls on Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police for help. The existence of the cube is a threat to the fairy world, and Artemis concocts a convoluted scheme to recover it. As in the previous two books in the series, 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. Sally Estes
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The very worst thing about this book is that even after everything helpful he has done, Artemis is still mindwiped. Granted, he caused a bunch of these problems, but still…
The very best thing about this book is how, even though Artemis is a genius, he still doesn’t think to make sure that his super cube won’t accidentally leak fairy information. I really like his random mistakes. They make the character come to life because no one wants someone who is absolutely perfect.