In the first book, Artemis Fowl, twelve-year-old genius Artemis Fowl captures Holly Short, a Fairy and a captain of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance force (LEPRecon). He holds her for ransom (gold) to exploit the magical Fairy People and restore his family's fortune. In the sequel, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, he allies with the Fairies to rescue his father from the Russian mafia. The series introduces Artemis as an antihero and the Fairies' enemy, but as the series progresses, Artemis's character develops and changes, he assists the Fairies in resolving conflicts with worldwide ramifications. The series concludes with Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian.