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y Scarecrow single work   novel   thriller  
Is part of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 1998 series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'FIFTEEN NAMES

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.

'ONE HERO

Among the names on the target list, one stands

out. An enigmatic Marine named Shane Schofield,

call-sign: Scarecrow.


'NO LIMITS

And so Schofield is plunged into a headlong race

around the world, pursued by a fearsome

collection of international bounty hunters -

including the 'Black Knight', a notoriously

ruthless hunter who seems intent on eliminating

only Schofield.


'The race is on and the pace is frantic as Schofield

fights for survival, in the process unveiling a

vast international conspiracy and the terrible

reason why he cannot, under any circumstances,

be allowed to live...

'He led his men into hell in Ice Station.

He protected the President against all odds in Area 7.

This time it's different.

'Because this time SCARECROW is the target.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Natalie, again
  • Epigraphs:
    Turning and turning in the widening gyre,
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world... (W. B. Yeats, The Second Coming)

    All the brave men are dead (Russian Military Proverb)

  • Selected in December 2004 by the Australian public in an ABC poll as Australia's 86th favourite book.
  • Also available in sound-recording format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Macmillan , 2003 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 455p.
      Description: maps, illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes an interview with the author
      ISBN: 0732911168

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Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Untitled Michelle Gibbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 39)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Living the Life of Reilly Jeff Popple , 2003 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2003; (p. 3a)
This is Speed, on Steroids Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Action Speaks Louder Than the Words Ian Hicks , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Rosa-Marie's Baby Robert G. Barrett 2003 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 November no. 469 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
We Get the Books We Deserve Shaun Charles , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 November 2003; (p. 6) Creme de la Phlegm : Unforgettable Australian Reviews 2006; (p. 388-391)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Untitled Graeme Moore , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 83 no. 4 2003; (p. 35)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Scenes from a Southern Land Peter Pierce , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December - 13 January vol. 121 no. 6403 2003-2004; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Three Dog Night Peter Goldsworthy 2003 single work novel ; The Colour of Walls Janet Kelly 2003 single work novel ; Homecoming Adib Khan 2003 single work novel ; The Touch Colleen McCullough 2003 single work novel ; A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story ; Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; The Secret Cure Sue Woolfe 2003 single work novel ; The Boy Julian Davies 2003 single work novel
This is Speed, on Steroids Michelle Griffin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 5)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Action Speaks Louder Than the Words Ian Hicks , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Rosa-Marie's Baby Robert G. Barrett 2003 single work novel
Books Phil Brown , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 12 - 18 November no. 469 2003; (p. 12)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
We Get the Books We Deserve Shaun Charles , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 November 2003; (p. 6) Creme de la Phlegm : Unforgettable Australian Reviews 2006; (p. 388-391)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Untitled Graeme Moore , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 83 no. 4 2003; (p. 35)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Scenes from a Southern Land Peter Pierce , 2003-2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 16 December - 13 January vol. 121 no. 6403 2003-2004; (p. 136-137)

— Review of Three Dog Night Peter Goldsworthy 2003 single work novel ; The Colour of Walls Janet Kelly 2003 single work novel ; Homecoming Adib Khan 2003 single work novel ; The Touch Colleen McCullough 2003 single work novel ; A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies John Murray 2003 selected work short story ; Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; The Secret Cure Sue Woolfe 2003 single work novel ; The Boy Julian Davies 2003 single work novel
Untitled Michelle Gibbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 39)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel
Living the Life of Reilly Jeff Popple , 2003 single work autobiography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 November 2003; (p. 3a)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
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