Scarecrow by Matthew Reilly

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IT IS 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!

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.

Scarecrow is the third book in the Shane Schofield series. With new exotic locations and weaponry, plus a returning cast of old friends from the battlefield, Scarecrow is set to take the action/adventure world by storm, and leave readers gasping for air. With his trademark style, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of today's top thriller writers.

 

About Matthew Reilly

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Matthew Reilly is the international bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Five Greatest Warriors, The Six Sacred Stones, Seven Deadly Wonders, Ice Station, Temple, Contest, Area 7, Scarecrow, the children's book Hover Car Racer, and one novella, Hell Island. His books are published in more than twenty languages in twenty countries, and he has sold more than 4.5 million copies worldwide.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by Thomas Dunne Books. 416 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, War, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Reilly (Hell Island, 2006, etc.) launches his hero, USMC Captain Shane Schofield, call-sign "Scarecrow," against the Army of Thieves.

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Thus begins a serious of breathless, thoroughly contrived, but immensely entertaining action scenes in which Schofield, fellow soldiers Libby Gant, Book II, and Mother join with bounty hunter Aloysius Knight (being paid by an anonymous client to protect Schofield) and Knight’s trusty pilot Rufus ...

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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.

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Book Reporter

If you’re looking to have your posterior kicked and your name taken --- figuratively, of course --- this is the book for you.

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Book Reporter

In an interview that Reilly thoughtfully appended to SCARECROW, he notes that SCARECROW introduces Schofield 2.0.

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Look At OKC

Shane Schofield, aka “Scarecrow,” is leading a small group of civilians and military in the Arctic to test new weapons.

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Adam Colclough lives and works in the West Midlands, he writes regularly for a number of websites, one day he will get round to writing a book for someone else to review.

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Imagine having an enclosed wooden box placed over your head and neck (think “Man in the Iron Mask) and then insert a couple of hungry rats into it.

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http://theblurb.com.au

Wunderkind adventure writer, Matthew Reilly, forces his signature character ‘Scarecrow’ to run faster, further, blow more stuff up with more fantastical weapons and travel to the depths of the world and his psyche in Reilly’s fifth book, titled for the central character.

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Fancy Goods

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves reunites readers with US marine captain Shane Schofield, call-sign ‘Scarecrow’.

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