The Loch

2 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 940 ratings

The Loch Publisher's Summary

Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence?

Marine biologist Zachary Wallace knows, but the shock of his near-drowning as a child on Loch Ness have buried all memories of the incident. Now, a near-death experience suffered while on expedition in the Sargasso Sea has caused these long-forgotten memories to resurface. Haunted by vivid night terrors, stricken by a sudden fear of the water, Zach finds he can no longer function as a scientist.

Unable to cope, his career all but over, he stumbles down a path of self-destruction...until he receives contact from his estranged father, a man he has not seen since his parents divorced and he left Scotland as a boy.

Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander who never worked an honest day in his life, is on trial for murdering his business partner. Only Zachary can prove his innocence, if he is innocent, but to do so means confronting the nightmare that nearly killed him 17 years earlier.

Incorporating the latest research and "new evidence", that leads to real answers concerning the monster's identity, best-selling author Steve Alten weaves a tale of horror about the most publicized and controversial creature ever to exist.

©2016 Steve Alten (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Loch

    • The Loch Series, Book 1
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 670
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 615
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616

    Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence? Marine biologist Zachary Wallace knows, but the shock of his near-drowning as a child on Loch Ness have buried all memories of the incident. Now, a near-death experience suffered while on expedition in the Sargasso Sea has caused these long-forgotten memories to resurface.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Susannah French on 01-28-17
    • The Loch Series, Book 1
    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 15 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 12-13-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 670 ratings

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 2

    • Vostok

    • By: Steve Alten
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 14 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 270
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 246
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 243

    East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a 6,000 square mile liquid lake, over 1,000 feet deep, left untouched for more than 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct - and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Id have to say I was greatly disappointed

    • By Stevie Havoc on 01-26-17

    Regular price: $24.47