'Reilly has...written a vel that will have his die-hard fans rejoicing' Canberra Times It is a secret the Chinese government has been keeping for forty years. They have found a species of animal one believed even existed. Now the Chinese are ready to unveil their astonishing discovery within the greatest zoo ever constructed. A small group of VIPs and journalists are invited to see its fabulous creatures for the first time. Among them is Dr Cassandra Jane 'CJ' Cameron, an expert on reptiles. The visitors are assured by their Chinese hosts that they are perfectly safe, that thing can go wrong. Of course it can't...'the urgent pacing and whiplash action is augmented by contemporary themes' West Australian 'the story rapidly races through a series of increasingly spectacular action set pieces to the final breathless conclusion' Sydney Morning Herald 'the science and the setting...make the scenarios completely believable. The action is overwhelming, making the reader feel giddy as the pages fly' Washington Post
Matthew Reilly is the international 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 and The Five Greatest Warriors; and the standalone novels Contest, Temple, The Tournament, Hover Car Racer; and Troll Mountain. His books are published in over 20 languages, with worldwide sales of over 7 million copies.