Matthew Reilly was born on July 2nd, 1974 in Sydney. Spending much of his childhood watching movies and going to the theatre to see his parents perform, it was this early exposure to the entertainment industry which made Matthew explore his own creative talents. Discovering, at age 15, that adventure books could be enjoyable and fun to read, his resulting love affair with the written word prompted Matthew to try his hand at creating stories of his own. Says Matthew: "I actually disliked reading in my early high school years. I was given very dry old classics in Year 7, and I still believe that put a lot of my classmates off reading for a long time. It was only after I read To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies in Year 10 that I realised reading could transport you to another world. Once I figured that out, I went out and found all the action novels I could!"
Returning to the battlefield once again is Captain Shane M Schofield, reprising his role as the rough-and-ready, smart-but-tough Marine specialist. Along side him are his follow survivors from the Ice Station incident, only this time, they're not under orders to go into harm's way.
Now, malice seeks them out in a bizarre twist of fate which results in the amazing struggle which is Area 7. With plot twists and action sequences to rival its predecessor, this stand-alone sequel to Ice Station puts Schofield back on familiar territory as he fights for the survival of the free world.
Locked deep underground in the other climatic extreme, Schofield must brave bizarre secret experiments and the perils of Lake Powell to rescue the President of the United States from those who seek to kill him. But there's a catch. There's always a catch.
Ill prepared and out numbered, Schofield has been given the short end of the stick - which is sure to make an entertaining read.