A former Soviet base known only as Dragon Island houses a weapon of terrible destructive force ... that has just been re-activated.
The island has been seized by a brutal terrorist force calling itself the Army of Thieves, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
There is an equipment-testing team up in the Arctic. It does not have the weaponry or strength to attack a fortified island held by a vicious army. But it is led by a Marine captain named Schofield, call-sign: SCARECROW.
And Scarecrow will lead the team in anyway, because someone has to.
Fans of Clive Cussler, Tom Clancy and Michael Crichton will love Matthew Reilly.