y Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves single work   novel   thriller  
Is part of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 1998 series - author novel (number 5 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'At an abandoned Soviet base in the Arctic, the battle to save the world has begun...

The Secret Base
'It is a top-secret base known only as Dragon Island. A long-forgotten relic of the Cold War, it houses a weapon of terrible destructive force, a weapon that has just been re-activated...

A Renegade Army
'When Dragon Island is seized by a brutal terrorist force calling itself the Army of Thieves, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and there are no crack units close enough to get there in time to stop the Army setting off the weapon.

One Small Team
'Except, that is, for a small equipment-testing team up in the Arctic led by a Marine captain named Schofield, call-sign SCARECROW. It's not a strike force; just a handful of Marines and civilians. It's not equipped to attack a fortified island held by a vicious army. But Scarecrow will lead the team in anyway, because someone has to.

'The ultimate hero is back, facing the ultimate army of villains.' (From the publisher's website.)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
Untitled Angus Randall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
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 Bernadette Welch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 20 no. 1 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
Flak Builds Character Blanche Clark , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 October 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
Persistence is Useful Ellen-Maree Elliot , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 October 2011; (p. 20)
Some of the most popular books were rejected before they were published.
Matthew Reilly : Australia's Master of Action Darren Hallesy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: CityWest , 16 November no. 23 2011; (p. 6-7)
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 November 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Sending Isobelle Carmody 2011 single work novel ; Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel ; When We Were Two Robert Newton 2011 single work novel
Flak Builds Character Blanche Clark , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 October 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26 November 2011; (p. 28)

— Review of The Sending Isobelle Carmody 2011 single work novel ; Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel ; When We Were Two Robert Newton 2011 single work novel
Untitled Angus Randall , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 January 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
Untitled Bernadette Welch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 20 no. 1 2012; (p. 31)

— Review of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves Matthew Reilly 2011 single work novel
Persistence is Useful Ellen-Maree Elliot , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 October 2011; (p. 20)
Some of the most popular books were rejected before they were published.
Matthew Reilly : Australia's Master of Action Darren Hallesy , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: CityWest , 16 November no. 23 2011; (p. 6-7)
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)
Borrowers Stay True to Favourite Authors Linda Morris , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 16 February 2014; (p. 23)
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