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In this fifth installment of Steve Alten's New York Times bestselling MEG series--the basis for the feature film The Meg , starring Jason Statham as Jonas Taylor-- Nighstalkers picks up where MEG: Hell's Aquarium left off.

Bela and Lizzy, the dominant Megalodon siblings from Angel's brood, have escaped the Tanaka Institute to roam the Salish Sea in British Columbia. While Jonas Taylor and his friend Mac attempt to either recapture or kill the "sisters," Jonas's son, David, embarks on his own adventure, motivated by revenge. Having witnessed his girlfriend's gruesome death, David has joined a Dubai Prince's ocean expedition, tracking the 120-foot, hundred-ton Liopleurodon that escaped from the Panthalassa Sea. Haunted by night terrors, David repeatedly risks his life to lure the Lio and other prehistoric sea creatures into the fleet's nets, while battling his own suicidal demons.

Steve Alten weaves these storylines together in a page-turning thriller that culminates in a final showdown between the most dangerous predators ever to inhabit the planet.

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Publisher: Tor Books, 2016
ISBN: 9780765387974
Call Number: EBOOK AXIS 360
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jun 18, 2020

This was a fun book. It has bloody attacks, a misunderstood main character, romance, action, and a HUGE prehistoric shark- what more could you ask for from a shark attack book? You may think twice next time you dip your toes in the ocean.

Mar 23, 2019

I found this series through the movie. Now I thoroughly enjoyed the movie not knowing what the book contained. Now that I have finished the book I can say they are completely different. The characters are the only thing that is the same across the board. As said in previous comments the attacks on the whales did get repetitive. I enjoyed the fact that the meg was stark white which was brought on from being in the deep so long. It was pretty easy to figure out who was going to die several chapters ahead of when they did. It was just a matter of how they did die and how it played into the storyline that changed. All-in-all I enjoyed it.

Jett_Reads Dec 05, 2018

A couple of things:

First, remember this book was written in the late 90s. The writing style reflects this. It's easily skimmed over if you're okay with not reading ever. single. little. word. If not, you may roll your eyes a few times.

Second, the first chapter/portion/introduction where the hadrosaurs are eating? Read it out loud. It is epic.

From what I've been told, this book does not coincide with the movie (I have yet to see said movie). The characters are the same name, but that's where similarities end. This book kept me on the edge of my seat, sad at the death of so many, and amped about when they would catch the Meg (of course, I know when, I've read it a few times).

The 90s style writing is easily skipped over. The characters and their interpersonal relationships could have been given more time and detail, but ultimately, isn't this book about Meg and how her reign of terror was unleashed on the rest of the ocean?

Sep 23, 2018

I tapped out at “her tan, oiled breasts looked like grapefruits in a skimpy red bikini”, the line that convinced me this book was written by an AI raised on (bad) pornography and grocery ads. I love me some giant sharks, but Into The Drowning Deep has fun marine horror that doesn’t make me think of boob acne, so I can afford to be choosy.

Aug 07, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows that I am ALL ABOUT SHARKS. You say sharks, I say bring them on.
This was a great start to what I know is at least a 5-book series- short, sharky, and completely fun. More words would mean more character development, and in this novel, all I want is the Megalodon. Sure, the descriptions of the Meg attacking whales got a little repetitive, but I read this book because I want allllll the sharky things, and MEG delivered. I want more intense chase scenes and more of a hunt instead of them just stumbling across the shark at convenient times, but I am absolutely picking up the next books to see how Alten's writing adds depth to characters I don't yet care about, and I can't WAIT for the movie next year.

JennaZeeLibrarian Oct 08, 2015

Everything I wanted from a tale about a gigantic shark emerging from the deep to inflict terror upon the modern world. Bloody, campy good fun.

avonamiem Jun 22, 2015

This book is a thrill a minute read and I highly recommend the entire series. It just gets better every time I read it!

Aug 20, 2014

Just for a while pretend that Megalodon could still exist.If you are willing to let your imagination run free and go with the flow, this book will have you thinking twice about taking a dip in the ocean. Exciting,scary fun.

BeccaBB Jul 16, 2012

Meg is exactly what you are expecting it to be. A highly improbable plot where a megalodon has survived and is now terrorizing the oceans. You have all the usual characters: the save the shark crew, the kill the shark crew, the expert no one listens to until it’s too late. There aren’t too many surprises. You are not going to be blown away by the great writing or intricate plotting. But if you are picking up the book in the first place I don’t really think that’s what you’re looking for. It was what I was in the mood for at the time so I enjoyed reading it. It has the appropriate amount of people getting eaten, bloody scenes, people getting in each other’s way and good plans going wrong along with some mayhem and things exploding. There were even some shark facts thrown in. And a few people who you honestly didn’t know if they would get eaten or not. Good stuff. If you like that sort of thing.


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Jun 18, 2020

A decimated population doesn’t necessarily equate to extinction.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Jun 18, 2020

Good God, man! That’s more than half the length of the Challenger. A creature that size… we’d need a bigger boat.


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FavouriteFiction Oct 14, 2009

Several years ago on an deep exploratory dive, Jonas Taylor encountered a monster which he believed was a Meg - a prehistoric Carcharodon Megalodon. He was left the sole survivor of her attack, but the experts do not believe his story. Now, something has caused Meg to awaken, and she is heading towards the surface.


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