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Matthew Reilly - Author

About the Author

Matthew Reilly wrote his first book, CONTEST, in 1994 whilst attending the University of New South Wales. It was rejected by every major publishing company. This caused Reilly to self-publish 1,000 copies using money borrowed from his family. Reilly went to a bookstore in Sydney and asked if he could place the copies on one of their book shelves. They accepted the offer . Very shortly after, the books had sold out and the owner of the bookstore called Reilly to order more books. One copy was read by Pan Macmillan, who immediately signed Reilly up to write ICE STATION, which became an international bestseller. Since then, he has been published in over fifteen countries, including Norway, Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and China. Reilly's main influences include Michael Crichton, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, and possibly Art Bell.

Featured books by Matthew Reilly

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for forty years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will marvel at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong ...

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2015

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for 40 years. They have found a species of animal no one believed even existed. It will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will be struck with wonder at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, and that nothing can go wrong...GET READY FOR ACTION ON A GIGANTIC SCALE

The Tournament

The Tournament

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is in a dangerous position as her older siblings jostle for the throne. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth's teacher and mentor, is determined to keep her safe. So when he receives an unusual invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople, asking him to take part in the greatest chess tournament the world has ever seen, he resolves to take the princess with him. But death stalks the streets of the glittering Ottoman capital - a cardinal has been found mutilated. Ascham is asked to investigate, but as he and Elizabeth delve deeper, they uncover a secret that marks the young Princess for life. And a darkness that defines the queen she will become.

Other books by Matthew Reilly

The Three Secret Cities

The Three Secret Cities

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Join one of the world's greatest adventure writers on a non-stop thrill-ride. * * * * * A SHADOW WORLD BEHIND THE REAL WORLD When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. A WORLD WITH ITS OWN HISTORY, RULES AND PRISONS Now these dark forces are coming after Jack... in ruthless fashion. THAT IS REACHING INTO OUR WORLD ... EXPLOSIVELY With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted... * * * * * JACK'S BACK. Catch up with him in the rest of the international bestselling series. SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS THE SIX SACRED STONES THE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORS THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS

The Three Secret Cities

The Three Secret Cities

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2018

Join one of the world's greatest adventure writers on a non-stop thrill-ride. * * * * * A SHADOW WORLD BEHIND THE REAL WORLD When Jack West Jr won the Great Games, he threw the four legendary kingdoms into turmoil. A WORLD WITH ITS OWN HISTORY, RULES AND PRISONS Now these dark forces are coming after Jack... in ruthless fashion. THAT IS REACHING INTO OUR WORLD ... EXPLOSIVELY With the end of all things rapidly approaching, Jack must find the Three Secret Cities, three incredible lost cities of legend. It's an impossible task by any reckoning, but Jack must do it while he is being hunted... * * * * * JACK'S BACK. Catch up with him in the rest of the international bestselling series. SEVEN ANCIENT WONDERS THE SIX SACRED STONES THE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORS THE FOUR LEGENDARY KINGDOMS

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive. The last thing Jack West Jr remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow. Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in the Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed. With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. The thrilling new Jack West adventure from the bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and The Five Greatest Warriors.

Four Legendary Kingdoms

Four Legendary Kingdoms

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

The thrilling new novel featuring Jack West, Jr. from the New York Times and #1 international bestselling author!A RUTHLESS KIDNAPPING Jack West, Jr. and his family are living happily on their remote farm when Jack is brutally kidnapped and he awakes in an underground cell to find a masked attacker with a knife charging at him. THE GREAT GAMES Jack, it seems, has been chosenalong with a dozen other elite soldiersto compete in a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. With the fate of the Earth at stake, he will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight cruel assassins, and face unimaginable horrors that will test him like he has never been tested before. TO HELL AND BACK In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. He might also discover that he is not the only hero in this place...

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive. The last thing Jack West Jr remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow. Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in the Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed. With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. The thrilling new Jack West adventure from the bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and The Five Greatest Warriors.

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

The Four Legendary Kingdoms

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

There are sixteen contestants, but only one will survive. The last thing Jack West Jr remembers is arriving for a meeting at a top-secret military base with his family in tow. Now he awakes to find himself in a hellish scenario. Jack has been selected to take part in the Games, a series of deadly challenges designed to fulfil an ancient ritual. If he chooses not to compete, both he and his daughter will be killed. With the fate of the Earth at stake, Jack will have to traverse diabolical mazes, fight ruthless assassins and face unimaginable horrors that will test him to the limit. In the process, he will discover the mysterious and powerful group of individuals behind it all: the four legendary kingdoms. The thrilling new Jack West adventure from the bestselling author of The Great Zoo of China and The Five Greatest Warriors.

The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

The Chinese government has been keeping a secret for forty years: they have found a species of animal no one believed even existed that will amaze the world. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists has been brought to the zoo deep within China to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, a writer for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they will marvel at these beasts, that they are perfectly safe, that nothing can go wrong ...

Tournament

Tournament

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 21/07/2015

From the New York Times bestselling author of Temple and The Great Zoo of China comes a gripping historical thriller featuring a young Queen Elizabeth I thrust into a web of treachery, power, and lust at the height of the Ottoman Empire.The year is 1546, and Suleiman the Magnificent, the powerful and feared Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, issues an invitation to every king in Europe: You are invited to send your finest player to compete in a chess tournament to determine the champion of the known world. Thousands converge on Constantinople, including the English courts champion and his guide, the esteemed scholar Roger Ascham. Seeing a chance to enlighten the mind of a student, Ascham brings along Elizabeth Tudor, a brilliant young woman not yet thrust into royal duties. Yet on the opening night of the tournament a powerful guest of the Sultan is murdered. Soon, barbaric deaths, diplomatic treachery, and unimaginable depravitysexual and otherwiseunfold before Elizabeth and Aschams eyes. The pair soon realizes that the real chess game is being played within the court itselfand its most treacherous element is that a stranger in a strange land is only as safe as her host is gracious.

The Tournament

The Tournament

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

England, 1546. A young Princess Elizabeth is in a dangerous position as her older siblings jostle for the throne. Roger Ascham, Elizabeth's teacher and mentor, is determined to keep her safe. So when he receives an unusual invitation from the Sultan in Constantinople, asking him to take part in the greatest chess tournament the world has ever seen, he resolves to take the princess with him. But death stalks the streets of the glittering Ottoman capital - a cardinal has been found mutilated. Ascham is asked to investigate, but as he and Elizabeth delve deeper, they uncover a secret that marks the young Princess for life. And a darkness that defines the queen she will become.

Arctic Fire

Arctic Fire

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2013

Eigentlich wollte die CIA Captain Shane Schofield, genannt Scarecrow, loswerden. Zu oft hat er sich mit seinen unkonventionellen Arbeitsmethoden Feinde gemacht. Doch jetzt droht die Vernichtung der gesamten nordlichen Halbkugel durch eine Superwaffe mit einem Kern aus rotem Uran - noch viel schlimmer und gefahrlicher als eine Atombombe. Nur Scarecrow kann die Katastrophe verhindern. Ihm bleiben ganze funf Stunden, um in der eisigen Kalte der Arktis die Terroristen aufzuspuren und zu besiegen.

Ice Station

Ice Station

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 13/09/2013

Shane Schofields Elitetruppe wird in das weie Nichts der Antarktis entsandt: Wissenschaftler haben auf einem Routine-Tauchgang mitten in einer Schicht aus uber 100 Millionen Jahre altem Eis ein riesiges Objekt gefunden. Ein Objekt aus Metall. Doch plotzlich verschwinden die Manner spurlos in der eiskalten Tiefe des Ozeans. Ein Wettlauf um Leben und Tod in der weien Holle der Antarktis beginnt.

Temple

Temple

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2010

Deep in the jungles of Peru the contest of the century is underway. It's a race to locate a legendary Incan idol - one carved out of a strange kind of stone. But a stone which in the present century could be used for a terrifying new purpose. Now rival groups are assembling their teams to hunt the idol down, at any cost. The only clue to the idol's final resting place is to be found in a 400-year-old manuscript. Which introduces Professor William Race, a mild-mannered but brilliant young linguist who is unwillingly recruited to interpret the document that could lead to the idol itself. So begins the mission that will lead Race and his companions to a mysterious temple hidden in the foothills of the Andes. There they find a carefully contrived sanctuary seething with menace and unexpected dangers. But it is not until the silence of the temple is breached that Race and his team discover they have broken a golden rule . . . Some doors are meant to remain unopened.

The Six Sacred Stones

The Six Sacred Stones

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2010

After their thrilling exploits in Matthew Reilly's bestseller Seven Ancient Wonders, super-soldier Jack West and his loyal team of adventurers are back, and now they face an all-but impossible challenge. For a mysterious ceremony in an unknown location has triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in the destruction of all life on Earth. But there is one last hope. If Jack's team can find and rebuild a legendary ancient device known only as the 'Machine', they might be able to ward off this coming Armageddon. The only clues to its location, however, are held within the fabled Six Sacred Stones, long lost in the fog of history. And so the hunt begins . . . From Stonehenge in England, to the deserts of Egypt, to the spectacular Three Gorges region of China, The Six Sacred Stones will take you on a non-stop rollercoaster ride through ancient history, modern military hardware, and some of the fastest and most mind-blowing action you will ever read.

Five Greatest Warriors

Five Greatest Warriors

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 05/01/2010

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Ice Station

Ice Station

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

At a remote US ice station in Antarctica, a team of scientists has made an amazing discovery. They found something unbelievable buried deep below the surface - trapped inside a layer of ice 400 million years old. Something made of metal...something which shouldn't be there...it's the discovery of a lifetime, a discovery of immeasurable value. And a discovery men will kill for. Led by the enigmatic Lieutenant Shane Schofield, a crack team of US Marines is rushed to the ice station to secure this bizarre discovery for their nation. Meanwhile other countries have developed the same ideas, and are ready to pursue it swiftly and ruthlessly. Fortunately, Schofield's men are a tough unit, all set to follow their leader into hell. They soon discover they just did... 'For lots of lethal violence involving high-tech weaponry. For thrilling escapes from the jaws of death. For cliffhanging suspense on just about every page...Ice Station delivers the action-thriller goods with all the explosive fire power of a machine pistol' West Australian

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

As 'Scarecrow' Schofield watches his mission to eliminate a Siberian turn into a bloodbath, he realises he has been tricked -- and now become the prey rather than the predator. For a shadowy consortium of staggering power and wealth has included his name on a list of fifteen targets to be eliminated without fail by twelve noon that same day. Now every high-powered bounty hunter on the planet is on his trail, while he must simultaneously track down the perpetrators of a conspiracy about to reduce many of the major cities of the world to ashes. From Arctic Russia to the Afghan border, to France's Atlantic Coast, to a speed-of-light conflict over the Suez Canal, every form of ultra-tech weaponry comes into play in a spellbinding action drama unfolding within a mere twenty-four hours.

Area 7

Area 7

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

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. He has come to inspect Area 7, to examine its secrets for himself. But he's going to get more than he bargained for on this trip. Because hostile forces are waiting inside... Among the President's helicopter crew, however, is a young Marine. He is quiet, enigmatic, and he hides his eyes behind a pair of silver sunglasses. His name is Schofield. Call-sign: SCARECROW. Rumour has it, he's a good man in a storm. Judging by what the President has just walked into, he'd better be... 'Epic, action-packed adventure...unbelievably pacy' Daily Mirror 'Nonstop thrills...cliffhangers galore' Publishers Weekly

Seven Deadly Wonders

Seven Deadly Wonders

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 15/07/2008

The Golden Capstone atop the Great Pyramid at Giza offered protection from the global flooding and scorching sun that occurs every 4,500 years due to the Tartarus Rotation solar event. But Alexander the Great broke the Capstone into seven pieces and hid them in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Now, in 2006, another Tartarus Rotation is due, and whoever places the reconstructed Capstone on the pyramid in time will gain absolute earthly power. Everyone wants the Capstone-from the most powerful countries to terrorists-and one daring coalition of eight small nations who think that no single country should possess such awesome power.

Six  Sacred Stones

Six Sacred Stones

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 08/01/2008

THE END OF THE WORLD IS HERE After their thrilling exploits in Matthew Reilly's rampaging New York Times bestseller, 7 Deadly Wonders, supersoldier Jack West Jr. and his loyal team of adventurers are back, and now they face an all-but-impossible challenge. A mysterious ceremony in an unknown location has triggered a catastrophic countdown that will climax in no less than the end of all life on Earth. But Jack and his team might be able to ward off the coming Armageddon if they can find the fabled Six Sacred Stones, which hold clues to a legendary ancient device long lost in the fog of history. As the hunt begins, Jack and his team discover that they are not the only ones seeking the Stones...and that there might just be other players out there who don't want to see the world saved at all. From Stonehenge in England to the deserts of Egypt to the spectacular Three Gorges region in China, The 6 Sacred Stones will take you on a nonstop rollercoaster ride through ancient history, modern military hardware, and some of the fastest and most mind-blowing action you will ever hear.

Scarecrow

Scarecrow

Author: Matthew Reilly Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2004

The newest action thriller from the author of the bestselling Ice Station and Area 7 marks the return of Shane "e;Scarecrow"e; Schofield in his fastest, most nail-biting challenge yetIt is the greatest bounty hunt in history. The targets are 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. Among the names, one stands out-an enigmatic Marine with the call-sign Scarecrow. Schofield is plunged into a race around the world, pursued by a fearsome collection of international bounty hunters. The race is on and the pace is frantic as he 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. But this time it's different, because he is the target. With all of his trademark action, Matthew Reilly continues to establish himself as one of the top thriller writers of today.