Thursday, March 21, 2013

Book #11 – Scarecrow Returns

51rf8dXeabL._SL160_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-dp,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_I bought this for my son, but since I enjoyed the Scarecrow series, I wanted to read it as well. Scarecrow Returns is months after Scarecrow. He’s recovering from his trauma in the previous book and has been sent to the Arctic to test new equipment. This is because the French government has been trying to kill him.
However there’s another problem. A madman has taken over an old Soviet research base, with a  doomsday weapon that will likely destroy much of Europe if he can set it off. A scientist warns the world, but his plane is shot down before he escapes. The Soviets try to send a missile, but it’s diverted back to its launch site. The US sends in Scarecrow.
It’s the same action packed, quick pace of the previous books, but it’s too fantastic. While the stories in Ice Station and Area 7 were plausible, this one and the Seven Greatest Warrior series are too fantastic and that sometimes intrudes on what could be a great adventure.
It was a good read, and a wild ride, but a little too fantastic in places. I also thought this one felt rushed, without the details I enjoyed in Ice Station.

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