Welcome to hell.
Hell Island does not appear on any maps. It is a secret place where classified experiments have been carried out. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. When all contact with the island is inexplicably lost, four crack Special Forces units are dropped in. Their mission is to land on Hell Island and discover what has happened. Nothing can prepare them for what they find there. You could say they've just entered Hell. Only that would be wrong. This is much, much worse.
Short and Sweet
As Matthew Reilly wrote Hell Island for the Australian Books Alive fundraising event he did not intend for this story to be specifically and wholly linked to the previous Schofield books. He himself states on his website that Hell Island should be viewed "as a stand alone adventure", and therefore this book shouldn't be judged with the others in terms of length and depth of story. However this book is essentially a pint-sized version of the Reilly escapades we're used to, and readers and/or listeners interested in taking up one of the larger books would do well to go through this one first since it is shorter, yet still has that trademark Reilly/Scarecrow action we love and cherish all the way through, right until the very last page.
Abby overpriced considering this novel is a short story
I love his other book in this series and I'm sorry to say that I hate that I paid $30 for this thrown together book, somebody was under the pump to get another book out the door I can tell you that.
Just a disappointment.