Thomas Dunne Books, Hardcover, 9780312289584, 384pp.
Publication Date: July 28, 2005
IT IS THE GREATEST BOUNTY HUNT IN HISTORY
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.
Among the names on the target list, one stands out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW.
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.
Matthew Reilly was born in 1974 and studied law at the University of New South Wales. He has written four novels and several screenplays, and has had several magazine articles published. In 2002, he sold the film rights his worldwide bestseller, Ice Station, to Paramount Pictures. He is also the author of Temple, Area 7, and Contest, and he lives in Sydney, Australia.
"Third installment in the way, way over-the-top action adventures of U.S. Marine Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield, and the best yet from this Australian author...Immensely entertaining...The action is so accomplished...Superb print version of a video game shoot-'em-up."
- Kirkus Review (starred review)