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Monday, December 8, 2014

Meg: Primal Waters by Steve Alten [3.5 stars]


From the Description:


It was the apex predator of all time, the most fearsome creature that ever lived -- a 70-foot, 70,000 pound Great White shark. Hundreds of 7-inch serrated teeth filled jaws that could swallow an elephant whole. It could sense its prey miles away, inhaling its scent as it registered the beat of its fluttering heart, and if you ever came close enough to see the monster...it was already too late.

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 color 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.

Angel is back and hungrier than ever in the third book of Steve Alten's Meg series. The plot line of this book is fun in this age of reality TV. Unfortunately not all the characters felt real. Dani Taylor was really annoying, the bad guys were very one dimensional. Still a good read just not quite as good as the previous books.

I'll give Meg: Primal Waters a solid 3.5 stars.