Area 7 (Scarecrow Series)

By Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly dazzled the area along with his electrifying thrillers Ice Station and Temple. And now, Shane "Scarecrow" Schofield returns together with his such a lot harrowing and explosive experience but. . .

AREA 7

It is America's such a lot mystery base, hidden deep within the Utah wilderness, an Air strength deploy recognized in basic terms as zone 7. And at the present time, it has a customer - the President of the USA. He has come to examine quarter 7, to check its secrets and techniques for himself. yet he will get greater than he bargained for in this journey. simply because antagonistic forces are ready inside.

Among the President's helicopter group, in spite of the fact that, is a tender Marine. he's quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes in the back of a couple of silver sun shades. His identify is Schofield. Call-sign: Scarecrow. Rumor has it, he is an outstanding guy in a hurricane. Judging through what the President has simply walked into, he'd higher be. . .

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The door to the Emergency go out Vent—their goal—lay buried within the concrete wall of the right-hand tune. situated at the teach tracks in entrance of that door, although, and coated through the station’s chest-high platform, was once a complete different unit of seventh Squadron squaddies, all with their P-90s educated at the hearth break out. In entrance of the seventh Squadron males, mendacity face-down of their personal blood, lay the bullet-riddled our bodies of the 9 individuals of the key Service’s enhance workforce One. The door slammed close and exact Agent Juliet Janson grew to become.

The trunk’s lid was once open. As he approached them, Schofield observed that the yellow barrels had phrases stencilled on their aspects. ‘Oh, rattling . . . ’ he acknowledged as he learn them. AFX-708: EXPLOSIVE FILLER. AFX-708 used to be an incredibly strong explosive epoxy, utilized in the well-known BLU-109 bombs that had ripped Saddam Hussein’s bunkers to shreds within the Gulf battle. A 109’s superhardened nostril may force down right into a reliable concrete bunker after which the AFX-708 warhead inside of it will detonate—hard—and blow the bunker up from the interior.

Huh—how? whilst? ’ ‘After I do that . . . ’ Schofield stated. And with that he leaned ahead, grabbed the pilot’s gold-tinted visor, and wrenched it open. ‘Argh! ’ the pilot roared, as uncooked white sun assaulted his eyes. beneath his gold-tinted visor used to be a transparent glass bubble that afforded no security opposed to the natural solar. Schofield then ripped the man’s life-support procedure out of its wall socket, whereas whilst, the President unclasped his seatbelts and fast looped them at the back of the man’s flight seat, pinning his fingers firmly to his facets.

That's the purely list of the incident that exists. All different documents of Woolf’s exam on the clinic have been confiscated by way of the FBI. Now give some thought to this: on that same day—February 6, 2001—on the opposite facet of the rustic, at precisely 9:35 p. m. , Jeremiah Woolf’s Washington townhouse used to be destroyed in an explosion, an explosion that killed his spouse and purely daughter. Investigators might later declare that this blast used to be brought on by a fuel leak. The FBI believes Woolf—previously a colourful younger senator, crusader opposed to organised crime, and capability presidential candidate—was the sufferer of an extortion racket: depart us on my own, or we’ll kill your loved ones.

We think that there's a rogue Air strength unit at a kind of bases and that the President’s lifestyles might be at risk. I simply enacted an emergency leap forward in your friend’s cellphone name. ’ ‘Believe me, you don’t be aware of the 1/2 it, Mister Fairfax,’ Schofield acknowledged. ‘Is the President secure? ’ ‘He’s here. ’ Schofield held the telephone out for the President. The President spoke into it: ‘This is the President of the USA. Captain Schofield is with me. ’ Schofield extra, ‘And we're at the moment in pursuit of that rogue Air strength unit you simply pointed out.

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