Meg by Steve Alten follows Dr. Jonas Taylor, a paleontologist who believes that Megalodons (giant sharks) from the age of the dinosaurs may still exist in the deep unexplored trenches of present-day oceans. As his marriage falls apart he discovers his theory, and worst fears, are true. Taylor attempts to capture the beast, while the Navy tries to destroy it.
Meg is thrilling all the way through. I mean, its a bad book, but its a really exciting bad book! And Steve Alten’s novels seem to be more fascinating that Dan Brown’s, although similar in design. It is reasonably backed by research, and the idea is pretty original. (And the cover is awesome too)
Try Meg by Steven Alten if you liked his other work The Loch.