Artemis Fowl #3 The Eternity Code
by Eion Colfer
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...meeting this afternoon,' began Artemis. 'Go on.' 'I was meeting Jon Spiro, an American industrialist.' Holly heard keys being tapped in her ear. Undoubtedly Foaly was running a background check on this Spiro character. 'Jon Spiro,' said the centaur, almost immediately. 'A shady character, even by human standards. Mud Man security agencies have been trying to put this guy away for thirty years. His companies are eco-disasters. And that's only the tip of the iceberg: industrial espionage, abduction, blackmail, mob connections. You name it, he's gotten away with it.' 'That's the chap,' said Artemis. 'So, I set up a rendezvous with Mister Spiro.' 'What were you selling?' interrupted Foaly. 'A man like Spiro doesn't cross the Atlantic for tea and muffins.' Artemis frowned. 'I wasn't actually selling him anything. But I did offer to suppress some revolutionary technology, for a price, of course.' Foaly's voice was cold: 'What revolutionary technology?' Artemis...