Commander Jonas Taylor is tasked with piloting the US Navy's most advanced submersible, the DSV Sea Cliff, to the bottom of Challenger Deep — 36,000 feet below the surface — into what is very much an undiscovered country. What he finds there — a remnant population of luminous, prehistoric Megalodons — will change the course of the rest of his life.
In this prequel to his New York Times Bestseller, Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, Alten sets the stage for the popular suspense series to follow. Fans of Meg will find it a must for offering insight into key characters' backstories, but the novella-length work also stands alone as a bite-sized tale of deep-sea suspense.
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Gets the Military Stuff Wrong
After watching The Meg, I wanted to get into the book that inspired it, but decided to read this prequel first. Let me preface my remarks by stating that I retired from the US Army after 24 years as a Major and began my service in the enlisted ranks. So I was dismayed that the author showed so little knowledge of rank structure or decorum.
In chapter 2, the Command Master Chief Petty Officer (an E9, highest enlisted rank and equivalent to an Army Command Sergeant Major) is referred to as the second in command behind the base Captain who’s out to sea. The only way this would be possible is if there were no other Commissioned or Warrant Officers on the base. The second in command to the Base Commander would be the Executive Officer or XO for short. As a Commander (1 rank below Captain), the helicopter pilot would probably have been either the XO or in the XO’s absence, the next ranking officer.
Later, Commander Taylor was very disrespectful with Captain Danielson and this would never be tolerated.
I’m only a few chapters in, but I was so taken aback by the way the author obviously didn’t do the research to get the military stuff right that I don’t know if I care to continue reading his work.
This is not actually the book
I bought this book when it was first published in actual paper. What you are getting here is a few chapters of the book the introduction. I will not buy another book from Apple will stick with them on my kindle.