Scarecrow (Scarecrow #3)

Publisher details

Scarecrow (Scarecrow #3)
Author
Matthew Reilly
Publisher
Pan Macmillan
Genre
Thriller
Released
01 November, 2003

Synopsis

There are 15 targets. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: $20 million each.One hero.Among the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW.No Limits.And so Shane Schofield is hunted by gangs of international bounty hunters, including the 'Black Knight', a ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only him.He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. This time it's different. Because this time SCARECROW is the target.#87 in  Australia's Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads #86 in ABC My Favourite Book  "...a metal storm of a book."  The West Australian "James Bond and Dirk Pitt can step aside - a new action hero has arrived to take their place."  Booklist"The text is all fury, akin to taking a James Bond film, cutting out everything but the action and running that at double speed. As much video game as novel. Reilly's admirers will love this one, and anyone interested in the outer limit of action writing should check it out."  Publishers Weekly
"Scarecrow should come with a blood pressure cuff shrink-wrapped to it. Nonstop action, adventure, and a HUGE surprise for fans of Reilly's other Schofield novels-what more could you ask for from a novel? You'll give up television forever after reading Scarecrow."  Bookreporter.com"Lightning-paced."  Entertainment Weekly"Move over, Jack Ryan and Dirk Pitt-Marine Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield is the next great action hero. Matthew Reilly's well-developed characters and nonstop action more than compensate for an implausible plot."  Dallas Morning News"The pace is breakneck... will hook you right from the start."  Waterstone's Books Quarterly (UK)"This is unashamedly ball-busting reading... it certainly clears the palette."  Arena (UK)"Here's pace, jargon, diagrams, gadgets and guns to get excited about... Scarecrow is breathless."  Mirror (UK)
Matthew Reilly
About the author

Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling of author of twelve novels: ContestIce StationTempleArea 7ScarecrowHover Car RacerHell IslandSeven Ancient WondersThe Six Sacred StonesThe Five Greatest WarriorsScarecrow and the Army of Thieves and The Tournament. His thirteenth novel, The Great Zoo of China, is published for Christmas, 2014.Matthew’s books are published in over 20 languages and he has sold approximately 5 million books worldwide: 3 million in Australia; over a million in the US; and over a million in the UK.In 2011, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves was the biggest selling fiction title released in Australia for that year. Three more of Matthew’s books have been the biggest-selling Australian fiction titles of their year of release: The Tournament (2013), Seven Ancient Wonders (2005), The Five Greatest Warriors (2009).Matthew has also written two novellas: in 2005, he wrote Hell Island for the Australian Government’s Books Alive project and in 2014 he released the epic fantasy-quest ebook Troll Mountain.Matthew has written several short stories, including Roger Ascham and the King’s Lost Girl, a special free prequel to The Tournament which is available online. Other short stories include Time ToursThe Mine and the hyper-adrenalised romp, Altitude Rush.Matthew was appointed to the Australian Government’s Public Lending Right and Educational Lending Right Committee in 2007. He served on that committee till the end of 2011. Matthew has done speeches at libraries across Australia and around the world, from Minlaton to Edinburgh, from Cape Town to Houston.He owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the Back to the Future movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office!

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