Matthew Reilly is an Australian novelist, known for his fast-paced action-thrillers. Reilly authored Contest when he was only 19. While it was rejected by every publishing company in the Sydney area, he was able to borrow some money to self-publish 1,000 copies. He then followed it up by writing Ice Station before he had even graduated from university.

Reilly’s series consist of the Shane Schofield, Jack West Jr. and Hover Car Racer series. Below is a list of all of his books in order of when they were published.

Publication Order of Shane Schofield Books


The Ice Station(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Area 7(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarecrow(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hell Island(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarecrow Returns(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Jack West Jr. Books


Seven Deadly Wonders(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Six Sacred Stones(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Five Greatest Warriors(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Hover Car Racer Books


Hover Car Racer(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crash Course(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Full Throttle(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Photo Finish(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Contest(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Temple(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tournament(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Troll Mountain(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Zoo of China(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: The 2004 book Hover Car Racer consists of the Crash Course, Full Throttle and Photo Finish novels.

Scarecrow Returns is the US title of Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves.

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Matthew Reilly Synopses: Matthew Reilly’s debut novel has been re-written for its first US release. The Presidian is an intergalactic contest held every thousand years. The host planet this time is Earth. Dr. Stephen Swain of Earth and seven contestants from across the universe have been teleported into the New York Public Library, where they will hunt eachother until there is only one sole survivor left.

In Temple, William Race and the US Army must find an ancient Incan idol in Peru. This idol was carved out of a meteorite and is the missing piece of a puzzle to create a weapon known as the planet-killer which the American government must find before a group of Neo-Nazis can. William Race is the only one who can translate the manuscript to find the idol.

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