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

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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