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.
Schofield escaped from a huge submarine under attack (after he blasted a missile from it) to the tower of a missile silo, which the bad guys destroyed under his feet just as he jumped from the 15-story rooftop to a flying fighter plane that ...more
That night, the lonely college junior decided to tr ...more
A list is compiled of 15 targets, all of whom must be dead by 12 noon New York time 26th October. The list is comprise ...more
Like all of the other Matthew Reilly books I've read, this one was fast paced and full of action. It was a flat out gallop from beginning to end, with all of the action that Matthew Reilly is known for.
It was an enjoyable read, if not a deep one, and this review is basically three and a half stars. The extra half star is for ...more
What a total rush!!!
I actually feel like I am pumped with adrenalin after this one.
What an introduction to this Scholfield character. This was a gift so not the first in the series but now I am going out and buying every book in this series. I have never had a story effect me like this and take me on such a ride.
I actually could see an action movie playing out in my head as I was reading. Way to go! You are definitely now on my favourite author list.
The Plot: Th ...more
The action is undoubtedly fast paced like the first two books, but it seems like Reilly was reaching a bit for this one. The action, though explosive, felt a little too unrealistic. Also, this being the 3rd book of the series, a lot of the scenes become repetitive and predictable (ie- grappling hook to the rescue).
I am disappointed on Reilly's decision on a specific character in th ...more
A quote from the Daily Telegraph on the back of my copy says "The pace makes you giddy" and that's very accurate!! There's barely any break between one catastrophe and the next - what I'm coming t ...more
Epic has a new name: SCARECROW.
I wasn't sure if Matthew Reilly could possibly jack up the ante for the third Scarecrow novel, but oh my lord he delivered. Page after page of pulse pounding, relentless action. A thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire length.
Matthew Reilly is the master of action.
WARNING: Scarecrow is not recommended for pregnant readers, readers with heart trouble or high-blood pressure.
Matthew Reilly is well known for his non-stop, shoot first ask later stories. Having read the two previous in this series plus the Jack West Jr. Series, I can say without a doubt this is the most action packed book of them all.
In addition to the most action , it is easily the BLOODIEST of the novels. The story is set amid a worldwide bounty on the heads of a list of various cha ...more
Action packed from the very beginning to end, no break at all, great characters both old and new and the always awesome Scarecrow. I-absolutely-loved-it!! Matthew Reilly and Shane Schofield, but now i have one more favorit ...more
Everything is so over the top it's insane and fun all rolled together. Seriously, a shark pit and a guillotine!
I need a breather but I will be back for more my Scarecrow. :)
Don't go for it, if you want something sober
This is my first book of the series
No, I was not prepared for this exposure
I was READING an action movie, literally
All scenes I could imagine visually
Matthew Reilly's books are so fast yet descriptive
I am still confused if I have watched or read 'Scarecrow', actually
Shane Schofield a.k.a. Scarecrow is a US Marine
Well known to destroy every enemy he has seen
But he is now on a mission against bounty hunters
To save his life and another fo ...more
15 men from around the world, with almost nothing in common, have a price on their heads so high it makes every piece of shit on earth come out to play.
A new weapons system has been designed that can only be broken by those with almost impossibly fast reflexes. Well that explains how he made it alive through the first two books! Everyone who can disarm it is up f ...more
After the amazing introduction to Matthew Reilly through Contest and Ice Station, I was amazed and excited when, Area 7, his first sequel held up so well. No second-book-itis. But I knew it would come, I knew somewhere in the next two books (and novella) somewhere it would lag for me.
Sadly, for me, it was this one.
Reilly talked about amping up the ante for his third installment of the Shane ...more
Reilly's book are my go to light, no challenge travel books that are available in airport book stores.
Having enjoyed Ice Station from the Scarecrow series and Temple (not in a series AFAIK) for being adventurous and having aliens or magic, I was hoping Scarecrow would be in the same vein. Unfortunately, this is all military fighting mercenaries all for a crazed evil genius with sharks with fricken LASER beams.
It was an easy read which is good for 38 ...more
Also there's a scene in this one that is like a punch in the guts, so beware.
Still thoroughly enjoyable and sets up the style of writing that Reilly takes into the Jack West jr. novels.