In MEG: Generations, Steve Alten New York Times bestselling author continues his terrifying series.
MEG: GENERATIONS opens where MEG: NIGHTSTALKERS left off. The Liopleurodon offspring has been moved to a holding tank aboard the Dubai-Land transport ship, Tonga for its journey to the Middle East. While the Crown Prince’s investors gawk at the creature, below deck in the tanker’s hold, another captured beast is awakened from its drug-induced state and goes on a rampage. The vessel sinks, the Lio escapes
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Some 30 years before the present-day action of Alten's predictable sixth thriller centered on rapacious prehistoric creatures (after 2016's Meg: Nightstalkers), Navy Cmdr. Jonas Taylor encountered a Megalodon, a humongous shark believed long extinct. After officials dismissed his account, Taylor left the navy and retrained as a paleobiologist. Eventually, he captured a Megalodon pup, which led to the creation of "a monster shark cottage industry." The latest iteration is a marine park in Dubai, featuring other dangerous living fossils, which somehow survived in a sea beneath the Mariana Trench. When one such animal, a monstrous whale, escapes the tanker it's being transferred in, the vessel sinks, drowning most of its human occupants. A Liopleurodon, a giant, crocodile-like marine reptile, which was intended to be displayed in Dubai, also gets away. As if efforts to recapture the beasts and minimize carnage aren't enough, Alten tosses in a miraculous cancer cure subplot, which involves Taylor, whose wife has the disease. Series fans who won't mind more of the same will be pleased.