Matthew Reilly wrote this novella in 2005 for the Australian Books Alive Program designed to encourage Australians to read mor books, particularly Australian books. From 27 July to 32 August a copy of the novella was given away to anyone purchasing a copy of a book from a selected booklist prepared for the promotion. The novella was published for sale in 2007.
Hell Island is part of the Scarecrow series of books. Scarecrow and Mother are part of a team sent to Hell Island for an undisclosed project. Once there they discover a world of horror that they need to destroy and from which they have to attempt to escape. Tension packed excitement in 108 pages.