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Area 7 (original 2001; edition 2003)

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Title:Area 7
Authors:Matthew Reilly
Info:St. Martin's Paperbacks (2003), Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
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The book had parts that were very interesting and I have always been interested in the restricted military areas, aliens, spacecraft, - however, it was way too technical for me. I'm sure others will find it very enjoyable. It really didn't deserve 2 stars but there is nothing between "I like it" and "I hated it." ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
Another Scarecrow book, an action hero who can do no wrong other than being a little awkward with women he loves. The usual Reilly credulity straining action narrative which is easy to breeze through. ( )
  kale.dyer | Mar 9, 2016 |
I thought "Ice Station" was great - this is even better. More action (if that's possible), a touch of romance between Scarecrow and Gant, a wonderful character called Mother, lots of thrills and suspense, and a race against time to save the President of the United States. What more could you ask for in a book? Absolutely devoured it!! ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jan 22, 2016 |
Area 7 is the second thriller in the Shane Schofield series. After the events of Ice Station, Shane “Scarecrow” Schofield, captain in the US Marine Corps, has been assigned to the relatively low key job of protecting the President while he's on the Marine One helicopter. When the President decides to visit a remote military base called Area 7, Schofield and his team, Elizabeth “Fox” Gant, Gena “Mother” Newman and Buck “Book II” Riley, accompany him. Once at the base, they discover that it has been taken over by a rogue General who they thought to be dead, Charles “Caesar” Russell. Not only has Caesar planted bombs in fourteen cities across America, he’s made it so that the death of the president will detonate them.

He challenges the President to a contest. He tells the President that military personnel have paid the price for the blunders done by the civilian leadership. He informs him that a transmitter was surgically implanted near his heart. If his heartbeat stops, the nuclear arsenal will explode. If the President lives, the country lives. And if he dies, the country dies. The President has to survive in Area 7, which has been locked down with 50 traitorous special ops soldiers trying to murder him. Of course, the President will have Schofield and his small group of soldiers to help him.

This is a book that meets every expectation of the action-adventure genre. There is page after page of non-stop action and once things kick off, the reader is breathless until the very end. This is a pure adrenaline, action novel that is the equivalent of an action blockbuster movie starring whoever your favorite action hero is. We get a gang of insane criminals who have been used as guinea-pigs, and even vicious Komodo dragons. The chase continues over land, under water and even goes into space, yes space! This book is definitely not for someone looking for a realistic fiction story but wow! You can't get a better action series than this one. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 16, 2016 |
The second book of the Scarecrow series, set at a classified airforce base. It involves the president of the USA, and Scarecrow trying to save the lives of thousands due to 14 rouge bombs across the states. Again it was fast paced, although not quite as much as the first book of the series. Interestingly, despite having read this book several times in the past, I could not remember it all, and some things still continued to surprise me. Enjoyable book, and worth the read! ( )
  amme_mr | May 5, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312983220, Mass Market Paperback)

Matthew Reilly dazzled the world with his electrifying thrillers Ice Station and Temple. And now, Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield returns with his most harrowing and explosive adventure yet. . .

AREA 7

It is America's most secret base, hidden deep in the Utah desert, an Air Force installation known only as Area 7. And today, it has a visitor - the President of the United States. He has come to inspect Area 7, to examine its secrets for himself. But he's going to get more than he bargained for on this trip. Because hostile forces are waiting inside.

Among the President's helicopter crew, however, is a young Marine. He is quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes behind a pair of silver sunglasses. His name is Schofield. Call-sign: Scarecrow. Rumor has it, he's a good man in a storm. Judging by what the President has just walked into, he'd better be. . .

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Lt. Shane Schofield, a presidential guard on a military helicopter, accompanies the president to the super-secret Area 7, where rogue Air Force commander Caesar Russell waits to unleash his diabolical scheme to take over the country.

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