On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists-Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.
Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life.
With a PhD in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.
Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time.
©1997, 2011 Steve Alten (P)2014 Tantor
"The action is nonstop." (Booklist)
I 'm wish I had found this series earlier. I LOVE ocean thrillers... anything shark related and this hits the mark on all 5 -star cylinders!
I love the fact that it is based on a very realistic, plausible premise with plenty of scientific realism to support the story. This makes it all the more thrilling.
The characters are well developed and also realistic. The images of MEG just pop out at you . My husband and I are both enthralled and I've ordered the rest of the series. Just wish Primal Waters was on audio!!
totally new to Steve alten but not new to sean. I can say without a doubt I will be reading the rest of this series and other works Steve will do. thanks for hours if incredible storytelling guys.
Meg was a fantastic book about a Megaladon who has surfaced into our seas. the narration on what the shark was doing was interesting and gave a nice perspective on the shark.
This book is engaging the entire time. With my tireless imagination, I can't wait for the long awaited Meg movie.
The climax was a little difficult to believe, I'm afraid. It lacked smells. It sounds crazy, but when someone is scared, they smell. It's the strongest sense we have. Nothing heightened the fear because primarily it was outlandish and even rushed in spots. But a shark story is a shark story. I am still faithful to Steve if he writes
another. The add-on story was great!
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