||"Breathless action ...Explosive stuff" was the "Mirror's" summing up of Matthew Reilly's third - and previous - novel "AREA 7", the second to feature his unstoppable new protagonist, Captain Shane M. Schofield, USMC - a legend for our times. Lieutenant 'Scarecrow' Schofield first burst across international consciousness with Reilly's second novel "Ice Station", an extraordinary tour-de-force from a young Australian author still in his mid-twenties. He is now a best-seller in every continent. A keen movie-goer, this author aims for filmic speed of pace, a rip-roaringly original story, non-stop action and thrills and adventure, with all of these in exotic settings. His ongoing ambition is to reinvent what he already does so brilliantly - and take the action thriller up to the next level.