Area 7

Area 7

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. Matthew Reilly dazzled the world with his electrifying thrillers Ice Station and Temple. And now, Shane "Scarecro...

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Title:Area 7
Author:Matthew Reilly
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Area 7
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:512 pages pages

Area 7 Reviews

  • JT
    Apr 16, 2007
    Good solid action book. Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield again saves the world! This series is fantastic, one great read after the other. If you enjoy books that read like movies, high action one chapter after the other, a small group up against insurmountable odds, this series is for you! ...
  • Brian
    Dec 24, 2009
    Hard to review because 1) it was a ton of fun to read, but 2) ultimately disappointing at just HOW freekin unbelievable the story was. I mean if this were taking place in the year 2200 and every character had bionic abilities or something, but there is NO way the action sequences are p...
  • Jenny
    Sep 02, 2007
    If you are into non-stop action this book is for you! I loved every minute of it, I could not put it down. The Author, Matthew Reilly is a great story teller. However, if you are into extensive character development this book is not for you. He elaborates just enough on the characters ...
  • Stuart Ruffell
    Oct 07, 2007
    The author says in his afterword the he aims to write a book as if it's an action movie. Well, Mr Reilly really practices what he preaches! This was the first Matthew Reilly book i've read, and the action really is non-stop, with brief stop-overs for setting the scenes and fleshing out...
  • Skip
    Mar 10, 2015
    Suspend belief for this military thriller. Unbelievable plots and impossible escapes from impending death aplenty. A rogue Air Force General supposedly executed, armed with his own Air Force Special Ops unit takes on the US President with his Marine Corp and Secret Service escort. Shan...
  • Mya
    Aug 18, 2008
    I have to admit that for someone who writes erotica, I don't often read it. My first choice when it comes to leisurely reading is most definately THRILLERS (political, medical, science, military, historical). I like to read about secret weapons, killer viruses, conspiracy and classifie...
  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Dec 01, 2008
    Warning: Do not read this book if you cannot suspend your disbelief about the seemingly improbable events that occur during action sequences. If you can?t do this, you will not enjoy this book. If you can, then hang on for the wild ride. No one, and I do mean no one, writes action sc...
  • Alex
    Apr 30, 2009
    Loved it, plain and simple. It engaged me from the very first page, just like the other Matthew Reilly books I've read in the past. Don't have much else to say except that you should read the book, this series is amazing, and I'm looking forward to reading Scarecrow (the next novel in ...
  • Michael
    Feb 24, 2015
    What if the Air Force was conducting secret biological weaponry research at a remote installation in the Utah desert? What if the President was scheduled to make a visit there to see a particular breakthrough in that research? What if the installation had been infiltrated by USAF comma...
  • Riju Ganguly
    Oct 12, 2011
    This book SHOULD be read only if you are waiting in the airport to catch a long-delayed flight, or while pursuing some other (similar) pursuit. This book is undoubtedly rather difficult to part-with while in the middle of reading, but it stretches the border of incredulity to such an e...
  • Kathryn
    Nov 30, 2015
    Action-packed, as is par for the course with Matthew Reilly. I listened to this on audiobook, and while the narrator was easy to listen to, I did get a little confused at times as I lost the plot - my fault, not the author?s or narrator?s. I?ve listened to Contest as an audiobook...
  • Ritvik Bhawan
    Jan 19, 2011
    As I read more of Reilly's work, I am becoming truly convinced that it is really difficult to write a good, fast paced thriller. Area 7 suffers from what I term as the Video Game Syndrome(VGS), where action writers tend to model their storyline based on any popular video game franc...
  • Dean
    Nov 29, 2011
    Picked this up from a Salvo's store as I'd always been curious about Mr Reilly's stories. I've seen him a couple of times on The Book Club show thingy and he always seemed very buttoned down, assured person. This translates in his writing too. He likes to tell stories at breakneck sp...
  • mizlanah
    Jun 21, 2013
    4 stars Oh wow what an amazing adventure I had. Weeeeeeeeeeeee. I loved previous book. It was uber thrilling. Area 7 isn't lacking too except that I enjoyed it less, though. Perhaps it might have got something to do with less gruesome? Or maybe it's my brain's finally able to c...
  • Priya
    Aug 22, 2018
    Still amazed by how much I like his writing. Never thought I'd be so involved in an "action" novel. Brilliant stuff. It's 5 in the morning and I'm not even sleepy. ...
  • Tim The Enchanter
    Jul 11, 2013
    Having recently finished the first book in the Scarecrow series, Ice Station, I have decided that Matthew Reilly is quite adept at writing a story that is essentially contained in one local. In Area 7, we find Scarecrow and some of his friends from the previous novel, stuck in the midd...
  • Janey
    Oct 31, 2011
    This is the second book I've read by Matthew Reilly and just like Ice Station (the first book in the Scarecrow series) it's an action packed read from start to finish! The setting for this story is the mysterious Area 7 a secret U.S. military installation hidden underground in Utah. U....
  • Librariasaurus
    Oct 16, 2018
    I liked this one heaps less than ice station. It kind of stands out in the series, doesn't really have the same feel as the rest. That being said, the ending was great! It thoroughly improved upon the rest of the book. I'm looking forward to continuing with the rest of the series. ...
  • Jesse
    Feb 23, 2016
    Yes yes YES. Matt Reilly delivers, and far better than any action movie! I love Matthew Reilly's writing--the fast-paced action, the settings, the situations and the plot twists and, yes, the characters too. Even Reilly himself admitted that he's in this game to write about action a...
  • Baz M
    Sep 07, 2019
    When I?m reading an action novel, I want to be able to turn a page as quickly as a camera angle changes in an action movie. Matthew Reilly has an amazing ability to be able to create this and Area 7 is no exception. While this is essentially a ?sequel? to Ice Station, it ca...
  • Ashley
    Dec 27, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed Ice Station, it was fast paced, full of easily loveable characters and atmospheric. All of which made me really excited for Area 7. I was not disappointed. Area 7 was filled with explosive action (literally), cut throat tension (hah, get it?), and carried the man...
  • Dionne
    Jan 21, 2014
    As a child I absolutely adored Reilly's way of spinning action in my mind. Creating scenes straight out of Top Gun (the serious version) with this mysterious Shane Schofield who manages to come out alive even in the most disastrous of situations. But as I read Area 7, I seemed a little...
  • Lester Cockram
    Jan 15, 2018
    Had to cut my loses on this one after 138 pages. Introduction was great, prologue really got my attention, nice illustrations, but after that way too much shoot em up bang bang for me. Was hoping to learn more behind the scenes in government installations. ...
  • drk
    Aug 19, 2017
    An experiment to see what all the hype is about. If you like non-stop action movies, video games etc with plenty of Wam! ?, ?Boom! ?Kapow! descriptions and the body count increasing on every other page, along with one-dimensional characters and a nonsensical storyline then en...
  • Elizabeth
    Jun 29, 2018
    Book 2 is a worth follow up to the start of a promising series. (Yes, I am a little behind the times, as I only finished book 2). This is a perfect beach or plane read for those who love action and are willing to suspend disbelief. Scarecrow is like Reacher on steroids. ...
  • Dylan Snell
    Mar 07, 2017
    Personal Response: Overall, I thought this was a decent book. It had the right amount of action and thrill, while staying realistic throughout. Since I am not in the military, and the government doesn?t say if they have some of the special aircraft featured in the book, it is imposs...
  • Cameron Smith
    Jun 13, 2018
    Blam! Blam! Scarecrow's back! While the start of this book reads as though you're in for a predictable action-thriller, it is anything but. Scarecrow, Mother, Fox, and 'Book the Second' are locked in a super secret military facility, alongside the president, and are up against a tea...
  • Daniel Fiebig
    Aug 11, 2017
    Great sequel to Ice Station. the characters evolved, as too did the action. a definite page turner and I enjoy that no one is safe, always keeping you on your toes ...
  • Andrew Fitzgerald
    Dec 03, 2018
    Great action book. I had this book finished in a few days because it was just that gripping. I spent like 4 hours at the airport and bashed out 60% or so to pass the time. Like some other reviews, some moments were like "seriously" but it kept me intrigued as to what was happening next...
  • Spike Murphy
    Aug 01, 2019
    Slow start but brilliant ending ...