The Loch

Steve Alten

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Marine biologist Zachary Wallace once suffered a near-drowning experience in legendary Loch Ness, and now, long-forgotten memories of that experience have begun haunting him. The truth surrounding these memories lies with Zachary’s estranged father, Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander on trial for murder. Together the two plunge into a world where the legend of Loch Ness shows its true face.

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Chapter One

 

Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean 887 miles due east of Miami Beach

 

The Sargasso Sea is a two- million- square- mile expanse of warm water, adrift in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. An oasis of calm that borders no coastline, the sea is littered with sargassum, a thick seaweed that once fooled Christopher Columbus into believing he was close to land.

 

The Sargasso is constantly moving, its location determined by the North Equatorial and Gulf Stream currents, as well as those of the Antilles, Canary, and Caribbean.

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“Riveting…I’m glad I’m not in a boat, on the Loch, at night.”--George Noory, host of Coast to Coast AM

“With The Loch Steve Alten combines meticulous research with riveting storytelling to craft a new genre--the historical science fiction thriller.”--Washington Daily News

The Loch is a compelling page-turner.  I couldn’t put it down.  Steve Alten has proven to be a literary master of the abyss.”--Owl Goingback, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of CROTA

“A fast-paced thriller…Alten gives a scientific twist to an old, enduring myth…Michael Crichton meets Dan Brown beneath the waves of Loch Ness.”--Dennis Palumbo, author of Writing from the Inside Out


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Steve Alten

Steve Alten is the best-selling author of the Meg series, including Meg: Hell’s Aquarium. A native of Philadelphia, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State, a Masters from the University of Delaware, and a Doctorate from Temple University. He is the founder and director of Adopt-An-Author, a free nationwide teen reading program used in thousands of secondary school classrooms across the country to excite reluctant readers.

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The Loch
Steve Alten

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765363022
ISBN10: 076536302X
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 560 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
August 2010
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429939775
ISBN10: 142993977X
560 pages
$9.99
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