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Hell Island Paperback – 1 November 2012
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A Scarecrow novella from Australia's favourite novelist, author of the Jack West Jr series and new novel The One Impossible Labyrinth out now.
It is an island that doesn't appear on any maps. A secret place, where classified experiments have been carried out. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong.
Four crack special forces units are dropped in. One of them is a team of Marines, led by Captain Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW.
Nothing can prepare Schofield's team for what they find there.
You could say they've just entered hell. But that would be wrong.
This is much, much worse.
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.
GET MORE SCARECROW IN: ICE STATION, AREA 7, SCARECROW AND SCARECROW AND THE ARMY OF THIEVES
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Born in Sydney in 1974, Matthew Reilly was not always a big fan of reading. It was only after he read To Kill A Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies in Year 10 that he realised reading could transport you to another world. Following this revelation, Matthew soon began creating stories of his own and set about writing his first novel, Contest, at the age of 19 while still at university studying law.
Following rejections from all the major publishers, Matthew self-published Contest in 1996, printing 1000 copies. He produced a big-budget-looking novel which he sold into bookshops throughout Sydney, one shop at a time.
In January 1997, a Commissioning Editor for Pan Macmillan Australia walked into Angus & Robertson's Pitt Street Mall store and bought a copy of Contest. The editor tracked Matthew down through his contact details in the front of the book. Interestingly, those original self-published editions of Contest have now become much sought after collectors' items. One recently sold on eBay for $1200!
Matthew Reilly is now the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: The Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors, The Four Legendary Kingdoms, The Three Secret Cities, and The Two Lost Mountains; and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, Troll Mountain, The Great Zoo of China and The Secret Runners of New York.
His books are published in over 20 languages with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.
Since The Seven Ancient Wonders in 2005, Matthew's novels have been the biggest selling new fiction title released in Australia for that year.
Matthew has also written several short stories, including Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl, a special free prequel to The Tournament which is available online. Other short stories include Time Tours, The Mine and the hyper-adrenalised romp, Altitude Rush.
He owns and drives a DeLorean DMC-12, the car made famous in the Back to the Future movies. He also has a life-sized Han Solo in carbonite hanging on the wall of his office! When not writing or penning a film script, Matthew can be found on the golf course.
Matthew Reilly is currently living in Los Angeles. He is the director of his first movie, Interceptor, a Netflix film co-written with Stuart Beattie.
- Publisher : Pan Australia (1 November 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1742612008
- ISBN-13 : 978-1742612003
- Dimensions : 13.2 x 0.8 x 19.9 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 9,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tons of action, some great lateral thinking by Scarecrow against a very unexpected foe.
I now remember why I re-read a Matthew Reilly book when I need something unusual with the tension and suspense ratcheted up to extreme levels.
Better than a gym visit for a cardio workout and much more satisfying.
I'm off to re-read Seven Ancient Wonders. I need more exercise!
I keep this book nearby cuz I can never get tired of re-reading this book.