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Hell Island (edition 2010)

by Matthew Reilly, Tyler Jacobson (Illustrator)

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Title:Hell Island
Authors:Matthew Reilly
Other authors:Tyler Jacobson (Illustrator)
Info:Pocket (2010), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 160 pages
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Captain Shane Schofield and his elite team of marines is about to discover . . There is no hell like a man-made one. It is an island that doesn’t appear on any maps. A secret location where the government conducts classified experiments. Experiments that have gone terribly wrong. When all contact with the mysterious island is suddenly and inexplicably lost, Captain Shane Schofield and four crack Special Forces units parachute in. Nothing prepares them for what they find—the island is a testing ground for a deadly breed of genetically enhanced super-soldiers. You could say they’ve just entered hell, but this place is much, much worse.

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121 pages...the book description is nearly longer than the book. I will have to say that it is 121 pages of non-stop action as I have found all of Matthew Reilly's books are. It was a well thought out plot and came together very well. on't expect a lot of character development ... almost no one in his books except "Scarecrow" and "Mother" live long enough to worry about development. However...if you want a story that moves at nearly the speed of light, there isn't a writer alive who can match Reilly on that score. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
its definatly a short read, fast and well paced, it was ok, i prefer longer books :) ( )
  troyka | May 5, 2016 |
Another Scarecrow novel, about the same as the rest. ( )
  kale.dyer | Mar 14, 2016 |
This is a great novella that bridges the gap between Scarecrow and Scarecrow and the army of thieves and allows for some characterisation of the main character. What's that you say? Characters in Matthew Rielly books?? Yes believe it or not this book gives us a nice look in Shane's state of mind after the terrible losses he incurred during the previous mission.

It's the age old 'greater good' debate and when crusty military minds start breeding apes and grafting them with technology that allows them to be controlled the comes up with a substitute for sending American men and women off to die. As they are bred internally they are not damaging the wild population, the technology ensures they have no fear of losses or self preservation instincts, they can climb on walls and roofs all of which make them a pretty effective killing mission....that simply needs testing.

Logic dictates you send some of the best soldiers you have to give the program a fair test. Regardless of his state of mind Schofield is one of the best but despite being prepared to fight his countries enemies he is pissed at being sent to fight it's newest fucking weapon.

Great quick read ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
Hell Island was a short story written for the "Books Alive" promotion held in Australia annually. It is the fourth book in the Scarecrow series. It was a little far fetched with psycho killer gorillas, but was a very easy book to read. ( )
  amme_mr | May 5, 2015 |
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When one of the classified experiments the government conducts on a secret island goes horribly wrong, Captain Shane Schofield and his Special Forces unit are sent in to face a deadly breed of genetically enhanced super-soldiers.

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