After the rather dismal atmosphere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I was in the mood for something rather more light-hearted, so I picked up this book.
And it was more light-hearted, though not quite as much so as I'd expected. This third outing for Fowl and company was certainly fun, but there was a bit more underlying seriousness as well. Not a bad thing, but unexpected.
This time, Artemis has developed a powerful micro-computer based on fairy technology. When it's stolen by a business man even more unscrupulous than Artemis himself, he needs the help of the LEP to get it back and prevent the fairy world from being exposed.
The ending used a plot device I particularly dislike, although to be fair, it's something that's been established from the beginning in the series, but it makes me wonder where the author is going to go with the fourth book.