Scarecrow

Scarecrow : A Shane Schofield Thriller

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It is the greatest bounty hunt in history. The targets are the finest warriors in the world-commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $20 million each. Among the names, one stands out. The enigmatic Marine, Shane Schofield, who goes by the call-sign "Scarecrow." Schofield is plunged into a race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters. The race is on and the pace is frantic as he fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live! He led his men into hell in Ice Station. He protected the President against all odds in Area 7. But this time it's different, because he is the target. With all of his trademark action, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of the top thriller writers of today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106.68 x 165.1 x 33.02mm | 204.12g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0312937660
  • 9780312937669
  • 18,008

Review quote

"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 "James Bond and Dirk Pitt can step aside-a new action hero has arrived to take their place in Reilly's latest roller-coaster ride. This thrill fest is highly recommended for all fiction collections-even the most jaded readers will need to fasten their seatbelts and hang on for dear life." --Booklist "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)show more

Back cover copy

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... THE GREATEST BOUNTY HUNT IN HISTORY FIFTEEN NAMES There are 15 targets, the finest warriors in the world-commandos, spies, terrorists. And they must all be dead by 12 noon, today. The price on their heads: almost $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 Schofield is plunged into a headlong race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters-including the 'Black Knight', a notoriously ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating only Schofield. The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield fights for survival, in the process unveiling a vast international conspiracy and the terrible reason why he cannot, under any circumstances, be allowed to live... "Lightning-paced." --Entertainment Weekly "Move over, Jack Ryan and Dirk Pitt-Marine Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield is the next great action hero." --Dallas Morning Newsshow more

About Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly is the bestselling author of Ice Station, Temple, Area 7, Contest, Hell Island, Seven Ancient Wonders, Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors and Hover Car Racer. More than 3.5 million copies of his thrillers have been sold around the world, and he has also written several screenplays and published several magazine articles. Reilly was born in 1974 and studied law at the University of New South Wales. He lives in Sydney, Australia.show more

Rating details

13,075 ratings
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4 34% (4,462)
3 15% (2,010)
2 3% (415)
1 1% (149)
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