"Artemis Fowl is facing his deadliest enemy yet. Himself. Artemis is no stranger to trouble. In fact, he is a magnet for it. Man-eating trolls, armed and dangerous (not to mention high-tech) fairies, and flame-throwing goblins - he's seen the lot. He had decided to forego criminal activity of the more magical kind. Now his mother is gravely ill. Artemis Fowl must travel back through time to steal the cure from the cultures of the young criminal mastermind... Artemis Fowl. That's right. With fairy ally Captain Holly Short by side, Artemis is going back in time to do battle with himself in Eoin Colfer's latest book Artemis Foul and the Time Paradox."-- Back cover.
Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission - and this time, it's personal. Artemis's mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis - with Holly Short by his side - to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self..
Artemis's mother has contracted a deadly disease -- and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in time and save them. Not only that, but he must face his deadliest foe yet...his younger self.