Series: Shane Schofield
Author: Matthew Reilly
Read copy: eBook
Published: October 12, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
At an abandoned Soviet base in the Arctic,a battle to save all life on Earth is about to begin...
THE SECRET BASE
It is a top-secret base known only as Dragon Island. A long-forgotten relic of the Cold War, it houses a weapon of terrible destructive force, a weapon that has just been re-activated...
AN ARMY OF MURDERERS
When Dragon Island is seized by a brutal terrorist force calling itself the Army of Thieves, the fate of the world suddenly hangs in the balance. But there are no crack units close enough to get to Dragon in time to stop the Army setting off the weapon.
ONE SMALL TEAM
Except, that is, for a small equipment-testing team up in the Arctic led by a Marine captain named Schofield, call-sign SCARECROW. It's not a strike team; just a handful of Marines and civilians. It's not equipped to attack a fortified island held by a small army.But it will go in anyway, because someone has to.
THE ULTIMATE HERO IS BACK, FACING THE ULTIMATE ARMY OF VILLAINS.
Yet again, Shane M. Schofield and Matthew Reilly did what they do best. Mayhem on speed. Because as is obligatory in the Scarecrow series, the book sucks the reader in on the first page (where nothing really happens—only the description of the Army of Thieves exploits) and doesn't spit the reader back out until the last page (because the 'action' doesn't stop when the last bad guy is dead
I loved it from beginning to end...The action, the rage, the suspension of disbelief needed, the characters (Mother had a new contender for the top spot on my list—Bertie, and I loved Baba)show/hide spoiler.
, and the new budding romance (I just hope she doesn't meet the end of her predecessor
A great installment in the series, and I hope to read more Scarecrow adventures in the future.