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Scarecrow is a techno-thriller novel and the fifth one by the author, featuring Captain Shane Schofield of the United States Marine Corps.
Summary Of The Book
Scarecrow is a thrilling action drama staged in a span of twenty four hours. Majestic-12 is a group comprising of a shadowy consortium of some of the world's most wealthy and powerful men, who have offered a bounty of almost $20 million each, to have 15 chosen targets who happen to commandos, terrorists, spies and some of the finest warriors in the world eliminated by 12 noon of 26th October. One among them is Captain Shane Schofield, a Marine who goes by the call sign "Scarecrow".
Schofield has been tricked to go on a mission to kill a Siberian, but soon realizes that he is the target. As Schofield fights for survival, while being pursued by some of the most fearsome bounty hunters like the "Black Knight", he unravels an international conspiracy and the reason why he has to die.
As the plot in Scarecrow gathers at a frantic pace, he has to get to the bottom of this terrible conspiracy that threatens to destroy some of the major cities in the world, fighting every conceivable form of high-tech weaponry that has him speeding from Arctic Russia to the Afghan border, to the Atlantic Coast of France and over the Suez Canal. Will the hunter be the hunted this time around?
About Matthew Reilly
Matthew Reilly is an Australian author who specializes in writing action thrillers.
A few of his other books are Ice Station, Area 7, Hell Island, Temple and The Tournament.
His novels are fast paced, often characterized by intense action and twisting plots.
Reilly was born on July 2, 1974, in Sydney, New South Wales. He spent his growing years in Willoughby and graduated from St Aloysius' College, Sydney, in 1992. He then went on to study Law at the University of New South Wales. His books have sold more than 4 million copies the world over, and have been published in more than 20 languages. Reilly is a self-confessed fan of Hollywood blockbusters and hopes to direct a movie based on one of his books some day.