"Stay back, human. You don't know what you are dealing with."
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules.
...... Outer back cover.
FIRST SENTENCE (Prologue): How does one describe Artemis Fowl?
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 34): In the station lobby, a kleptomaniac dwarf was busy picking the pockets of everyone else in the booking line, including the officer he was handcuffed to.
KEEP IT OR NOT?: No, I shall be passing this on.
Oh dear, it would seem I disagree with just about everyone I know who has read this series of books (this being the first one).