The Great Zoo of China

The Great Zoo of China 1

by Matthew Reilly

Publication Date: 10/11/2014

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One of Australia's most revered authors, Matthew Reilly has returned with one of his most ambitious novels yet, the action blockbuster, The Great Zoo of China. A masterfully written novel filled with edge-of-your-seat action, unexpected turns and powerful characterisation, The Great Zoo of China is a must-read.

It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty 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

ISBN:
9781743517017
9781743517017
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Publication Date:
10-11-2014
Publisher:
Pan Macmillan Australia
Pages:
544
Dimensions (mm):
241x158x47mm
Weight:
0.82kg
Matthew Reilly

Matthew Reilly is the internationally bestselling author of the Scarecrow novels: Ice Station, Area 7, Scarecrow, Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves and the novella Hell Island; the Jack West novels: Seven Ancient Wonders, The Six Sacred Stones, The Five Greatest Warriors; the standalone novels Contest, Temple, Hover Car Racer, The Tournament, The Great Zoo of China and Troll Mountain.

His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.

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    I’m a huge Matthew Reilly fan, in fact you could probably say he is my favourite author. So when I picked up his latest book ‘The Great Zoo of China’ I had high expectations and suffice to say; I wasn’t disappointed. The novel is a great example of Reilly’s ability to write big action on a humongous scale.

    The novel follows reptilian expert ‘CJ’ Cameron as she is given a tour of China’s ‘Disneyland’; The Great ‘Dragon’ Zoo. The monumental tourist attraction that is set to sky-rocket China to the greatest cultural nation in the world and beat America at its own game. Now, I’m sure nothing can go wrong with a valley of trapped, angry, jumbo-jet sized dragons, can it?

    Yes, the stage is set for a non-stop action event, except for one thing; it takes a while for the non-stop action to actually start, but once you get past the initial set-up of 150 pages or so you’ll be turning the pages faster, then well, a flying dragon. The thing I love most about this book in particular is that the action just keeps escalating; if you are half through this book and you think it is already pretty good, I can tell you… it gets better. Although similarities between this book and ‘Jurassic Park’ can be made, it is still a unique and original concept in its own right with plenty of thrills, epic writing skills and awesome dragon kills to keep you glued to your seat for hours.

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