Vostok

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What to expect

East Antarctica: the coldest, most desolate location on earth. Two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap is Vostok, a six-thousand square mile liquid lake, over a thousand feet deep, left untouched for more than fifteen million years.

Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey thirteen thousand feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm to discover Mesozoic life-forms long believed extinct—and an object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.

In this sequel to The Loch and prequel to Meg: Nightstalkers, New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that features characters from two of his most popular series.

Critics Review

  • Vostok’s greatest moments describe beautifully alien worlds filled with sea creatures that might have evolved had natural history followed a different course.”

    Booklist
  • “With the storytelling sensibilities of Crichton and Cussler, Alten sure knows how to write a thriller.”

    Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling author, praise for the author
  • “Alten combines meticulous research with riveting storytelling to craft a new genre—the historical science fiction thriller.”

    Washington Daily News, praise for the author

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