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Ice Station: A Scarecrow Novel 1 Kindle Edition
The breakout edge-of-your-seat bestseller from Australia's favourite novelist, author of the Jack West Jr series and new novel The One Impossible Labyrinth out now.
"Some of the wildest and most sustained battles in an action thrilled in a long time...non-stop action, lots of explosions--and a little bit of conspiracy." Chicago Tribune
BOOK 1 IN THE SCARECROW SERIES
At a remote ice station in Antarctica, a team of US scientists has found something buried deep within a 100-million-year-old layer of ice. Something made of metal.
In a land without boundaries, there are no rules. Every country would kill for this prize.
A team of crack United States marines is sent to the station to secure the discovery. Their leader - Lieutenant Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW. They are a tight unit, tough and fearless. They would follow their leader into hell. They just did...
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.
From the Back Cover
Antarctica is the last unconquered continent, a murderous expanse of howling winds, blinding whiteouts and deadly crevasses. On the edge of Antarctica is Wilkes Station. Beneath Wilkes Station is the gate to hell itself...
IN THE COLDEST PLACE ON EARTH...
A team of U.S. divers, exploring three thousand feet beneath the ice shelf, has vanished. Sending out an SOS, Wilkes draws a rapid deployment team of Marines, and someone else...
THE HEAT IS ON...
First comes a horrific firefight. Then comes a plunge into a drowning pool filled with killer whales. Next comes the hard part, as a handful of survivors begin an electrifying, red-hot, non-stop battle of survival across the continent and against wave after wave of elite military assassins -- who've all come for one thing: a secret buried deep beneath the ice...--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Publisher
- ASIN : B003R50A0U
- Publisher : Macmillan Australia (10 November 2007)
- Language : English
- File size : 2144 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 708 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 4,476 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As a Brit I didn't like the fact the SAS are the bad guys in this book.
The book is filled with inconsistencies. For example at one point our hero loses radio contact because he has lost his helmet, which has the radio attached. Then a moment later he receives a radio message through his earpiece! At another point he escapes from some handcuffs using some det cord the bad guys missed in a search and then pulls out a stun grenade and a crossbow that were still in his pockets! So they missed those in the search too! Really?
Annoyingly the author refers to all sorts of imaginary military hardware such as the "maghook and "nitrogen charges" etc. Why? The book would have been so much better if he had decently researched accurate hardware.
It was fun in a rather teenage way, but I doubt I will continue the series. There are far better military action books out there.