From the internationally bestselling author, the fourth novel in the thrilling Scarecrow series featuring “some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time…and a little bit of conspiracy" (Chicago Tribune).
From the internationally bestselling author, the fourth novel in the thrilling Scarecrow series featuring “some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thriller in a long time" (Chicago Tribune).
A Cold War doomsday device hidden deep in the Arctic.
A mysterious terrorist group about to unleash havoc upon an unsuspecting world. Only one team close enough to sabotage them.
Captain Shane Schofield, call sign “Scarecrow,” and his ragtag band of Marines and civilians are outnumbered and outgunned. But with only a few short hours till Armageddon, Scarecrow and his soldiers bravely undertake an edge-of-your-seat, white-knuckle adventure to save the Earth from total annihilation.
After the initial stage setting, the outstanding fourth novel in Reilly's action thriller series that began with Ice Station (1998) blasts off and never slows. Marine Capt. Shane M. "Scarecrow" Schofield, last seen in the novella Hell Island (2005), travels to the Arctic with a group of civilians and his female buddy and second-in-command burly, six-foot-two, shaven-headed Gunnery Sgt. Gena Newman to test a variety of advanced weaponry. Nearby, the secretive Army of Thieves, led by a man known only as the Lord of Anarchy, has taken over Dragon Island, a mothballed Russian secret weapons testing site. The ante rises after the Thieves announce their intention to explode the Tesla Device, a weapon powerful enough to ignite the world's atmosphere and wipe out much of humanity. The characters offer enough flesh and blood to be convincing, but it's the high-speed action and battle sequences that propel Reilly to the front of the pack of this particular subgenre.
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Classic Matthew Reilly, non stop action
I could not stop reading this. In classic Reilly style, every chapter ends with a cliffhanger. I have been yearning for a page turner like this ever since I read Scarecrow several years back. Eagerly awaiting a Black Knight book now!
This was a great book, it will not let down anyone who is up for a great read. This is a proud addition to my library. Thanks for the great read Matt. I look forward to what's next!!!
Another great entry in the Scarecrow series by Reilly. Defiantly the fastest book In the series and that's saying something. Also the most violent of the series as well. Can't wait to read the next one!