The Loch

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Tsunami Books, 2005 - Fiction - 487 pages
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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 Zachery 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 re-surface. 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 seventeen 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.

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Definitely good action scenes and good pacing. - Goodreads
Horrible, horrible writing. - Goodreads
The love story just kinda comes outta nowhere. - Goodreads
This book can also be viewed as educational. - Goodreads
... the ending will not disappoint you. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Atisha Zentner - Goodreads

Have had this book on the shelf for awhile and just decided to grab it. It was an entertaining read that went quickly. Found Alten's writing style simular to Crichton, which I enjoy. If you are looking for a quick and witty read, it is definitely worth the turn of a page. Read full review

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User Review  - Tasilee - Goodreads

Fair tale of a marine biologist who had a childhood run-in with Nessie who is coming back to the Lock to help his father beat a murder charge. Read full review


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Steve Alten is the writer of such thrillers as Meg, Fathom, and The Trench. While critics often find fault with his works, the books continue to be popular. Disney Productions optioned Meg, which has been described as "Jaws meets Jurassic Park" or "Jurassic Shark." He was born in Philadelphia. As a young man he planned to become a sports coach and earned his PhD. In sports administration.

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