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Steve Alten - Author

About the Author

Steve Alten is the New York Times bestselling author of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, The Loch and Goliath. He lives with his family in Boca Raton, Florida.

Featured books by Steve Alten

The Mayan Prophecy

The Mayan Prophecy

Author: Steve Alten Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

For thirty-two years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma that predicts the Apocalypse. His research led him to believe that ancient constructions like the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Chichen Itza, were all built as part of a primeval fail-safe system, that might save humanity from total annihilation. But now Julius is dead, and his theories have perished with him, discredited and ridiculed. With the help of Dominique, a part-Mayan psychiatric intern, Julius' son, Michael, breaks out of an insane asylum in Miami, where he has been illegally imprisoned. Together they flee to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Michael believes he can find the evidence he needs to prove his father's theory, and to convince the world of the fast-approaching global catastrophe. In Mexico, at the autumn equinox, a serpent's shadow appears over the northern face of the Temple of Kukulcan, as it has done for a thousand years. But this time is different - it is the beginning of the end...

Other books by Steve Alten

MEG: PRIMAL WATERS

MEG: PRIMAL WATERS

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Proshlo 18 let s tekh por, kak Dzhonas Tejlor v poslednij raz stolknulsya s megalodonom, gigantskim morskim hishchnikom. Nyne Dzhonas i ego zhena Terri bezuspeshno srazhayutsya so vse uvelichivayushchejsya goroj schetov i dvumya stroptivymi det'mi-podrostkami. Neozhidanno Tejloru predlagayut prinyat' uchastie v realiti-shou "e;Sorvigolovy"e; v kachestve vedushchego, prichem za bol'shie den'gi. SHou planiruyut snimat' v yuzhnoj chasti Tihogo okeana. V techenie shesti nedel' dve komandy smel'chakov budut borot'sya za priz v dva milliona dollarov, demonstriruya samye neveroyatnye i riskovannye tryuki. Tejlor s radost'yu soglashaetsya, ved' emu nuzhny den'gi, a rabota vedushchego shou kazhetsya dostatochno legkoj. Odnako za kulisami kto-to vedet gryaznuyu igru. I prezhde chem shou zakonchitsya, Dzhonasu pridetsya snova vstretit'sya s samymi opasnymi sushchestvami, kogda-libo naselyavshimi okeany. V avguste 2018 goda na ehkrany strany vyhodit fil'm "e;Meg"e; kinokompanii "e;Warner Bros."e;, kotoryj snyal izvestnyj rezhisser Dzhon Tyorteltaub ("e;Sokrovishche nacii"e;, "e;Sokrovishche nacii: Kniga tajn"e;, "e;Uchenik charodeya"e;). Glavnuyu rol' ispolnyaet Dzhejson Stehjtem ("e;Karty, den'gi, dva stvola"e;, "e;Ograblenie po-ital'yanski"e;). Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

The Meg

The Meg

Author: Steve Alten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2018

The most fearsome predator in history... Is no longer history. Seven miles down, on a top secret dive into the Pacific's deepest trench, Commander Jonas Taylor came face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator ever to inhabit the planet - Carcharodon Megalodon, the 60-foot, 70,000-pound prehistoric ancestor of the Great White shark. Jonas escaped with his life - the dive's sole survivor - but his navy career was over, his nightmare encounter written off as a hallucination. But Jonas knows what he saw was real. He's determined to prove that Megalodon still feeds in the ocean's unexplored depths. Now, after seven years of research and study, he finally has his chance to return to the abyss. Diving deeper than ever before, Jonas will face terror like he's never imagined. The Meg is about to surface and, when she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe. Includes MEG: Origins.

MEG: THE TRENCH

MEG: THE TRENCH

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2018

CHetyre goda nazad raboty v Marianskoj vpadine vynudili megalodona - gigantskuyu akulu, kotoruyu vse schitali vymershej, podnyat'sya na poverhnost'. Dzhonasu Tejloru udalos' ubit' strashnogo hishchnika, a rodivshegosya detenysha pomestit' v okeanarium Instituta Tanaki. Odnako ogromnye dolgi i sudebnye iski zastavlyayut Tejlora obratit'sya k ehkscentrichnomu milliarderu s pros'boj pomoch' sohranit' institut na plavu. Vtyanutyj v pautinu obmana i lzhi, izmuchennyj nochnymi koshmarami, v kotoryh on vidit sobstvennuyu smert', Tejlor, zhelaya spasti svoyu rabotu, sem'yu i sebya, vnov' opuskaetsya v Marianskuyu vpadinu... Prodolzhenie romana "e;Meg"e; vyderzhano v luchshih tradiciyah zhanra "e;ehkshn"e;. EHto vpolne dostojnyj sopernik takih uzhe stavshih klassikoj knig, kak "e;Park yurskogo perioda"e; Majkla Krajtona i "e;CHelyusti"e; Pitera Benchli. V avguste 2018 goda kinokompaniya "e;Warner Bros."e; planiruet vypustit' po romanu odnoimennyj fil'm, kotoryj snimaet izvestnyj rezhisser Dzhon Tyorteltaub ("e;Sokrovishche nacii"e;, "e;Sokrovishche nacii: Kniga tajn"e;, "e;Uchenik charodeya"e;). Glavnuyu rol' ispolnit Dzhejson Stehjtem ("e;Karty, den'gi, dva stvola"e;, "e;Ograblenie po-ital'yanski"e;). Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

MEG, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

MEG, REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2018

V temnoj bezdne okeana sumel vyzhit' megalodon - gigantskaya akula, kotoruyu vse schitali vymershej. Issledovatel'skie raboty, provodimye v Marianskoj vpadine, vynuzhdayut strashnogo hishchnika vyjti na poverhnost'. Monstr sposoben pochuvstvovat' svoyu zhertvu za neskol'ko mil', on smetaet i krushit vse, chto vstrechaetsya emu na puti, bud' to chelovek, zhivotnoe ili sudno... Roman vyderzhan v luchshih tradiciyah zhanra "e;ehkshn"e;, on vpolne dostojnyj sopernik takih uzhe stavshih klassikoj knig, kak "e;Park yurskogo perioda"e; Majkla Krajtona i "e;CHelyusti"e; Pitera Benchli. V avguste 2018 goda kinokompaniya "e;Warner Bros."e; planiruet vypustit' po romanu odnoimennyj fil'm, kotoryj snimaet izvestnyj rezhisser Dzhon Tyorteltaub ("e;Sokrovishche nacii"e;, "e;Sokrovishche nacii: Kniga tajn"e;, "e;Uchenik charodeya"e;). Glavnuyu rol' ispolnit Dzhejson Stehjtem ("e;Karty, den'gi, dva stvola"e;, "e;Ograblenie po-ital'yanski"e;). My predlagaem chitatelyam novyj perevod pererabotannoj i dopolnennoj avtorom versii romana.

Undisclosed

Undisclosed

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2017

A veteran of the Iraq war is appointed undersecretary of defense in order to penetrate a secret government purposely black-shelving zero-point energy, a clean, abundant energy source reverse-engineered from downed UFOs. Are extraterrestrials and UFOs real? Are there secret subterranean military bases hiding advanced technologies that date back to the incident at Roswell? Is there a "e;false flag"e; in the works intended to wipe out billions? Steve Alten's Undisclosed is a mind-opening thriller of "e;faction"e; that incorporates testimonials from military and intelligence personnel who were actual eyewitnesses and participants involved in the greatest secret in history.

MEG: The Trench

MEG: The Trench

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

Four years after the incident at the Mariana Trench that unleashed a pregnant Megaladon, Jonas Taylor now houses her one surviving offspring at the Tanaka Institute. Deep in debt, Taylor has turned to an eccentric billionaire to help keep the institute afloat, but it doesn't come without a price. Drawn into a web of deceit and lies, plagued by nightmares of his own death, Taylor must once again face frightening monsters of unimaginable power. Only this time, it's not just the sharks he has to watch out for.

MEG: Primal Waters

MEG: Primal Waters

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

It was the apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived - a 75-foot, 70,000 pound Great White shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. Eighteen years have passed since Jonas Taylor last crossed paths with carcharodon Megalodon. Now a middle-aged father of two, he is overwhelmed by mountains of bills and the daily strife of raising a family. But life is about to change. A Hollywood television producer wants Jonas to join his new survival series: Daredevils. For the next six weeks, two teams of crazy daredevils on a South Pacific Ocean voyage will try to outperform one another in front of the cameras. Jonas needs the money, and the job of doing the colour commentary seems easy enough. But behind the scenes, someone else is pulling the strings. And before it's over, Jonas will again come face to face with the most dangerous creatures ever to stalk the Earth.

MEG: Hell's Aquarium

MEG: Hell's Aquarium

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

The most fearsome predators in history... are no longer history. The Philippine Sea Plate: The most unexplored realm on the planet. Hidden beneath its primordial crust lies the remains of the Panthalassa, an ocean that dates back 220 million years. Vast and isolated, the Panthalassa is inhabited by nightmarish sea creatures long believed extinct. Tanaka Institute, Monterey, CA: Four years have passed since Angel, the 76-foot, 100,000-pound Megalodon, birthed a litter of pups far too numerous and aggressive to keep in one pen. Fortunately, a Dubai royal prince who is building the largest aquarium in the world seeks to purchase two of the 'runts' - if Jonas Taylor's twenty-one-year-old son, David, will be their handler. Jonas reluctantly agrees, and David is off to Dubai for the summer of his life, not realizing that he is being set up to lead an expedition that will hunt down and capture the most dangerous creatures ever to inhabit the Earth.

MEG: Nightstalkers

MEG: Nightstalkers

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

In this fifth installment of the New York Times-bestselling MEG series, Nightstalkers 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.

MEG

MEG

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 18/05/2017

SOON TO BE A HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER STARRING JASON STATHAM. On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean's deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he's sure he saw but still can't prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub. Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he's never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again. Includes MEG: Origins.

Grim Reaper

Grim Reaper

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2016

Dante's Inferno, his depiction of hell, was written while Europe was suffering through war, famine, the corruption of the Church, and the evils of the pogrom-the brutal massacre of countless Jews. Shortly after Dante's passing, the black plague killed off half the world's population, an end-of-days-like event that birthed a legend depicted in paintings and dance: the Grim Reaper. What few people know is that Dante's poem draws inspiration from the Zohar, an ancient text that warns that the true end of days will be brought on by the corruption of man after events on the twenty-third day of Elul-a date equating to September 11th, 2001. One person that does know is Mary Klipot, a biohazard level-four scientist. She sees historical parallels between the lack of morality that corrupted Europe preceding the black death and the present-day greed that has mired our own society in economic collapse and seemingly endless wars. And she sees an opportunity to carry out God's work. She injects herself with Scythe, a swift-acting version of the black death, and diligently spreads the infection throughout Manhattan. The threat of a worldwide pandemic forces officials to seal off the island at a time when world leaders have gathered at the UN.One-armed and shell-shocked Iraq vet Patrick Shepherd may be able to stop her. But first he'll have to find his family somewhere in the plague-ravaged city, and outrun the Grim Reaper himself. Meticulously researched and written in a voice reminiscent of Cormac McCarthy, End of Days is the first book in a planned series best described as The Stand meets Dante's Inferno.

Meg: Hell's Aquarium

Meg: Hell's Aquarium

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2016

The Philippine Sea Plate is the deepest, most unexplored realm on the planet. Hidden beneath its ancient crust lies the remains of the Panthalassa, an ocean that dates back 220 million years. Vast and isolated, the Panthalassa is inhabited by nightmarish species of sea creatures long believed extinct.Tanaka Institute, Monterey, CA: Angel, the recaptured seventy-six-foot, one-hundred-thousand-pound Megalodon, has birthed a litter of pups-five females-far too numerous and aggressive to keep in one pen. One solution: a Dubai royal prince is building the largest aquarium in the world and seeks to purchase two of the "e;runts."e;The deal hinges on hiring Jonas Taylor's twenty-one-year-old son, David, to be their trainer. Jonas reluctantly agrees, and David is off to Dubai for the summer of his life-not realizing he is being set up to lead an expedition that will hunt down and capture the most dangerous creatures ever to inhabit the planet.

Sharkman

Sharkman

Author: Steve Alten Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2016

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, killing his mother and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sent him off to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida. Kwan's new principal, anticipating his depression and isolation, tells him about an internship at a genetics lab in Miami that is testing shark stem cells on rats in an effort to cure cancer and repair spinal injuries. Kwan declines until he learns the beautiful Anya Patel is an intern at the lab. When Kwan takes the internship, he learns that the good news is that the stem cells are curing their rat subjects; the bad news is it alters their DNA so much it kills them. But after a promising breakthrough is made, Kwan risks his life and injects himself with the experimental stem cells, forever altering his destiny and the lives of millions in the process.

Sharkman

Sharkman

Author: Steve Alten Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2014

Kwan Wilson was a high school basketball star living in San Diego when a tragic accident changed his life in ways no one could predict. He only looked at his phone for a few seconds, but that was all the time it took to crash his car into a telephone pole, the impact killing his mother while severing his spinal cord and paralyzing him from the waist down. After the accident his father, Admiral Douglas Wilson, sends him away to live with his maternal grandmother in South Florida. Kwan's new principal, anticipating his depression and isolation, tells him about an internship working at a genetics lab in Miami that's testing shark stem cells on rats in an effort to cure cancer and repair spinal injuries. Kwan declines-until he learns the beautiful Anya Patel is an intern at the lab. The good news is that the stem cells are curing their rat subjects; the bad news is it alters their DNA so much it kills them. When a promising breakthrough is made, Kwan risks his life and injects himself with the experimental stem cells-altering his destiny and the lives of millions in the process.

The Mayan Destiny Book Three of The Mayan Trilogy

The Mayan Destiny Book Three of The Mayan Trilogy

Author: Steve Alten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2012

It is 2047: fourteen years since Jacob Gabriel descended into the Mayan netherworld, while his twin brother turned from their chosen path, opting to remain behind. Immanuel Gabriel - still running from the forces that hunt his bloodline - believes his actions proved his role in the Mayan prophecy to be nothing but an ancient myth. Now, though, he will realize his mistake. As the prophecy begins to repeat itself and mankind once again faces annihilation, Immanuel learns there was only ever one person with the power to end the cycle of destruction: himself.

The Mayan Resurrection Book Two of The Mayan Trilogy

The Mayan Resurrection Book Two of The Mayan Trilogy

Author: Steve Alten Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2011

After sacrificing himself to preserve the human race, Michael Gabriel is imprisoned in a torturous, purgatory-like dimension in the Mayan netherworld. The Mayan prophecy states that the Hero Twins - Michael's sons Jacob and Immanuel, born to his wife Dominique the year after his entrapment - must travel to the Mayan realm in their twentieth year to free and resurrect him. Yet it also heeds a warning. Born the same day as the twins is a dark force that threatens their destiny. This, The Abomination - the female yin to their yang - represents evil in its purest form, and will not yield until they succumb to its temptation.

Dead Bait 2

Dead Bait 2

Author: Steve Alten, Ramsey Campbell, Guy N Smith Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2011

The Mayan Prophecy

The Mayan Prophecy

Author: Steve Alten Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/03/2011

For thirty-two years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma that predicts the Apocalypse. His research led him to believe that ancient constructions like the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Chichen Itza, were all built as part of a primeval fail-safe system, that might save humanity from total annihilation. But now Julius is dead, and his theories have perished with him, discredited and ridiculed. With the help of Dominique, a part-Mayan psychiatric intern, Julius' son, Michael, breaks out of an insane asylum in Miami, where he has been illegally imprisoned. Together they flee to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Michael believes he can find the evidence he needs to prove his father's theory, and to convince the world of the fast-approaching global catastrophe. In Mexico, at the autumn equinox, a serpent's shadow appears over the northern face of the Temple of Kukulcan, as it has done for a thousand years. But this time is different - it is the beginning of the end...