Area 7

Area 7

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Lt. Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield, a presidential guard on a military helicopter, accompanies the president to the super-secret Area 7, where rogue Air Force commander Caesar Russell waits to unleash his diabolical scheme to take over the country.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 698 pages
  • AudioGO Limited
  • Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
  • Bath, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type edition
  • 0754018113
  • 9780754018117

Review Text

Matthew Reilly has absolutely no literary pretensions, and he's repeatedly said that the key agenda behind his kinetic thrillers is to keep the reader's pulse racing throughout. In that aim, he succeeded comprehensively in Ice Station and the Indiana Jones-style Temple, and Area 7 shows an even more concentrated skill at keeping us turning the pages. America's most secret base is the eponymous Area 7, and hidden deep in the Utah desert, this high-tech Air Force installation is visited by very few unauthorised personnel. But when the President of the United States pays a call, he encounters a nasty surprise: a hostile force is waiting inside. And as mayhem erupts, Schofield, a young marine in the President's entourage finds himself obliged to live up to his reputation: that he's a good man in a storm. Reilly's speciality is the steady accumulation of cliffhanging situations and he pulls off the trick with his usual aplomb in this one. If the President here seems considerably brighter than the real-life incumbent, that's a minor distraction in a thriller that maintains a Rottweiler-like grip on our attention. (Kirkus UK)show more

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13,344 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (5,128)
3 19% (2,598)
2 4% (495)
1 1% (111)
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