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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

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Modern-day China not only wants to dominate the financial markets but the leisure world too. They want something bigger and better than Disneyworld and so the Great Zoo is born. After 40 years of development it is ready to be unveiled to the world and dignitaries from all over are invited to view the wonders. It is a sort of Jurassic Park for Dragons. Naturally things go very wrong and folk are attacked. You are then bounced from crisis to crisis with narrow escape after narrow escape from impossible situations through to an extraordinary ending which will leave you breathless! ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly

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 ...


'Jurassic Park with dragons instead of dinosaurs... so compellingly written that you get caught up in the furiously dramatic story... THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA is a blockbuster of a book that tears along at a shrieking pace.' SCI-FI NOW

'I enjoyed The Great Zoo of China from start to finish and found it difficult to put down. It's fun, it's tense, action-packed and rewarding with a subtle humour that offsets all the action and bloodletting. A Hollywood Blockbuster in Book form.' SFBOOK.COM

'The science and the setting of The Great Zoo of China make the scenario completely believable. The action is overwhelming, making the reader feel giddy as the pages fly. You will believe that dragons are real.' WASHINGTON POST

'When it comes to thrillers from Matthew Reilly, phrases like 'high octane and
'intense action' don't even come close to adequately convey how much insanity he manages to cram into every novel. I've come to expect twisty-turny plots that rattle along at a breakneck pace and that I'll be so caught up that I'll be frightened to even blink. The good news is that The Great Zoo of China is no exception to this rule.' THEELOQUENTPAGE

'A very exciting book... I loved every page of The Great Zoo of China. It's undemanding, great fun to read, thrilling, exciting, gory and did I say thrilling?' FORWINTERNIGHTS

'Brace yourself for non-stop action... Fast furious, this is a must read for fans of Matthew Reilly and the action genre.' YORKSHIRE EVENING POST

'If you liked Jurassic Park prepared to be totally blown away by this action-packed blockbuster.' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH

About the Author

Matthew Reilly

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.

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14th January 2016


Matthew Reilly

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Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


496 pages


Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
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