Matthew Reilly has developed a group of characters, led by one character called Scarecrow (so called due to the scarring on his face), which feature in Ice Station, Area 7 and Scarecrow currently form the Scarecrow "trilogy" (he may yet write more!), and what a trilogy they are. They should really be read in that order, but it is not essential...So, what is Ice Station about?
Well, i'm not going to give too much away, but essentially it is a battle between various factions over something that resides somewhere near the Ice Station. All the action takes place in and around the Ice Station. If you like James Bond you will love this. Every page has a cliffhanger and a seemingly impossible situation which have ever more inventive solutions. And the battles aren't just with other people, there is an interesting section involving killer whales too! There are some great gadgets (which would so great if they actually existed!) and while the characters themselves appear to be quite shallow, over the trilogy they do develop some depth, but be under no illusion - this is all about the action and suspense. This is a Hollywood action movie in a book. Read it now!