Ice Station (Scarecrow #1)

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Ice Station (Scarecrow #1)
Author
Matthew Reilly
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Thriller
Released
01 August, 1998

Synopsis

The discovery of a lifetime.At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal.The law of survival.In a land without boundaries, there are no rules. Every country would kill for this prize.A leader of men.A team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure the discovery. Their leader – Lieutenant Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did...#6 in Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads #44 in ABC My Favourite Book  "Grabs you like seeing a glock pointed at your head. If you want action - and I mean serious action - then pick up Matt Reilly's Ice Station."  Richard Marinko"Some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time...non-stop action, lots of explosions - and a little bit of conspiracy."  Chicago Tribune"...a nonstop spray of short, punchy paragraphs and cliffhangers galore, this is grade-A action pulp."  Publishers Weekly"Fans of Clive Cussler will enjoy this first novel by Australian author Reilly."  Library Journal"Alistair MacLean meets the X-Files, in a first novel by Australian writer Reilly thats as silly and satisfying as a wide-screen Hollywood blockbuster."  Kirkus Reviews
Matthew Reilly
About the author

Matthew Reilly

Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly was not always a big fan of reading. It was only after he read To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies in Year 10 that he realised reading could transport you to another world. Following this revelation, Matthew soon began creating stories of his own and set about writing his first novel, Contest, at the age of 19 while still at university studying law. Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-published Contest in 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time. In January 1997, a Commissioning Editor for Pan Macmillan Australia walked into Angus & Robertson's Pitt Street Mall store and bought a copy of Contest. The editor tracked Matthew down through his contact details in the front of the book. Interestingly, those original self-published editions of Contest have now become much sought after collectors' items. One recently sold on eBay for $1200! Matthew Reilly is now the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice StationArea 7ScarecrowScarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: The Seven Ancient WondersThe Six Sacred StonesThe Five Greatest Warriors, The Four Legendary Kingdoms, The Three Secret Cities, and The Two Lost Mountains; and the standalone novels ContestTempleHover Car RacerThe TournamentTroll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York.

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