Steve Alten Books In Order

Loch Books In Publication Order

  1. The Loch (2005)
  2. Vostok (2014)

MEG Books In Publication Order

  1. Meg (1997)
  2. The Trench (1999)
  3. Primal Waters (2004)
  4. Hell’s Aquarium (2009)
  5. Origins (2011)
  6. Nightstalkers (2016)
  7. Generations (2020)
  8. Purgatory (2022)

Domain Trilogy / Mayan Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Domain / The Mayan Prophecy (2001)
  2. Resurrection / The Mayan Resurrection (2001)
  3. Phobos / The Mayan Destiny (2009)

Dead Bait Books In Publication Order

  1. Dead Bait (By:David Dunwoody) (2009)
  2. Dead Bait 2 (With: Ramsey Campbell) (2011)
  3. Dead Bait 3 (By:) (2012)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Fathom (2001)
  2. Goliath (2002)
  3. The Shell Game (2007)
  4. Grim Reaper (2010)
  5. The Omega Project (2013)
  6. Sharkman (2014)
  7. Undisclosed (2017)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Nightmares Unhinged (2015)

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Steve Alten Books Overview

The Loch

Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence? Marine biologist Zachery Wallace knows, but the shock of his near drowning as a child on Loch Ness have buried all memories of the incident. Now, a near death experience suffered while on expedition in the Sargasso Sea has caused these long forgotten memories to re surface. Haunted by vivid night terrors, stricken by a sudden fear of the water, Zach finds he can no longer function as a scientist. Unable to cope, his career all but over, he stumbles down a path of self destruction…
until he receives contact from his estranged father…
a man he has not seen since his parents’ divorced and he left Scotland as a boy.

Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander who never worked an honest day in his life, is on trial for murdering his business partner. Only Zachary can prove his innocence if he is innocent, but to do so means confronting the nightmare that nearly killed him seventeen years earlier.

Incorporating the latest research and ‘new evidence,’ that leads to real answers concerning the monster’s identity, best selling author Steve Alten weaves a tale of horror about the most publicized and controversial creature ever to exist.


Seven miles beneath an isolated section of the Pacific Ocean, where hydrothermal vents called black smokers spew 700 degree mineral rich steam into the sea, a prehistoric predator thrives. In that lightless, hellish abyss, the most fearsome phylum imaginable has survived for 100 million years: Megalodon, sixty foot, twenty ton progenitors of today’s Great White sharks. Professor Jonas Taylor, paleontologist and former deep sea submersible pilot, has spent years lecturing and writing about Meg, trying to forget the unforgettable mission that convinced him of this monster’s existence. On a top secret dive into the ocean’s deepest canyon, Taylor found himself face to face with a shark so large that its ten foot jaws would have snapped his sub in two. In a state of shock, Taylor surfaced too quickly and barely survived a severe battle with the bends. His colleagues were not as lucky. With no other survivors to confirm his discovery, Taylor was labeled a crackpot and a coward. But when a number of high tech deep sea probes are mysteriously disabled, Taylor is brought in to investigate. He reluctantly agrees to lead another dive into the Meg’s lair, and gets more confirmation of his suspicions than he ever bargained for. A forty five foot Meg emerges from the deep and gets ensnared in the probe’s cables, drawing blood. An even larger, female Meg attacks her companion and as the mother ship starts to reel in the probe cable, the monstrous Meg continues to feed. Enveloped in the stream of the carcass’ warm blood, she survives the freezing ocean layers until she reaches the tropical heat of the Pacific’s surface. Now the water world is hers. And only one man has the knowledge and expertise to stop her from destroying it.

The Trench

Its appetite is ravenous. Its teeth scalpel sharp. Its power unstoppable as it smashes the steel doors holding it in a Monterey, California aquarium. The captive twenty ton Megalodon shark has tasted human blood, and it wants more. On the other side of the world, in the silent depths of the ocean, lies the Mariana Trench, where the Megalodon has spawned since the dawn of time. Paleo biologist Jonas Taylor once dared to enter this perilous cavern. He alone faced the monster and cut its heart out; and he wears the painful scars of that deadly encounter. Now, as the body count rises and the horror of the Meg’s attack grips the California coast, Jonas must begin the hunt again. But to do that means returning to the dark terror of The Trench
where the Meg is waiting. Using himself as bait, Jonas will enter the ultimate battle a fight to the death between man and beast in the darkest recesses of the ocean…
and a fight for his sanity from the depths of his own tormented soul.

Primal Waters

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. 20040928

Hell’s Aquarium

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!

Domain / The Mayan Prophecy

Archaeologist Julius Gabriel has devoted his life to studying the Mayan calendar, a 2,500 year old enigma that ends abruptly on December 21, 2012. Many believe this foretells the end of the world. Julius is convinced it’s one of many pieces to a puzzle that could lead to the salvation of our species. He has passed on his knowledge to the only person who ever believed his theories his son Mick.

It is now the fall of 2012 and Mick is still haunted by his father s predictions. He s been committed to a Miami asylum for paranoid schizophrenia, and the dawn of his most feared prophecies is upon him. When inquisitive psychologist Dominique Vazquez joins the team at the South Florida Treatment Center, Mick finds a new listener for his warnings of the coming Apocalypse. What Dominique doesn t realize is that she is his last hope of saving humanity.

For the fall equinox is looming, and with it will come a rare galactic alignment with the potential to change life as we know it.

It is the beginning of the end…

Resurrection / The Mayan Resurrection

What happens to us when we die?Is there really an afterlife?Do we possess a soul?Does God exist?For Michael Gabriel, the answers to these questions lie in another dimension, a realm of eternity where there is no concept of time, only pure life force…
pure existence. And pure evil. Now, as was foretold five hundred years ago in the Mayan Popol Vuh, two boys are born Michael’s sons. White haired, azure eyed Jacob, blessed with inhuman physical prowess, intelligence, and insight into the cosmos, knows from birth that he is meant for more. His dark haired brother, Immanuel, refuses his genetic calling, desiring a normal life. Only the combined powers of the Gabriel twins can resurrect their savior father and save the human race from an eternity of repeating its own self destruction. But on the same fateful day of the twins’ birth, another child enters the world. Exposed to the uglier side of existence, empowered by her post human genetics, the beautiful, schizophrenic Lilith will travel down a darker path that leads to eon distant Xibalba the Mayan version of hell. An epic battle of good versus evil will begin…
and the final fate of the human race will be revealed.

Dead Bait (By:David Dunwoody)

A husband hell bent on revenge hunts a Wereshark…
A Russian mail order bride with a fishy secret…
Crabs with a collective consciousness…
A vampire who transforms into a Candiru…
Zombie piranha…
Bait that will have you crawling out of your skin and more. Drawing on horror, humor with a helping of dark fantasy and a touch of deviance, these 19 contemporary stories pay homage to the monsters that lurk in the murky waters of our imaginations. If you thought it was safe to go back in the water…
Think Again!

Dead Bait 2 (With: Ramsey Campbell)

Dead Bait 2 We’re gonna need a bigger boat! Following on from the abomination that was Dead Bait; Severed Press bring you more horror tales of the deep including a haunted Ice fishing trip, viscious Mer monkeys, sickening shark attacks, deranged walruses and many more terrors from beneath the surface. Praise for Dead Bait Amazingly and wonderfully horrific collection of short stories Dread Central These graphic and shocking stories will definitely make you think twice about going fishing Fangoria The most ingeniously revolting stories that I have ever read Horrorweb


Terrorism. Acts of Oppression. The threat of nuclear war. What if one madman aboard a vessel could end these fears forever?Commander Rochelle ‘Rocky’ Jackson is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan when the ‘unsinkable’ naval vessel and its entire fleet are attacked from the depths and sunk. As Rocky struggles to stay alive, a monstrous mechanical steel stingray surfaces, plowing the seas it now commands. The Goliath: A nuclear submarine Rocky helped design almost a decade ago, a top secret DoD project canceled when the schematics were destroyed by her former fianc and U.S. Army Ranger, Gunnar Wolfe. Powered by its five jet pump propulsors and hydrodynamically shaped to be virtually undetectable under water, the sub has one more feature that separates it from all other vessels on the open seas: SORCERESS its biochemical computer brain. Washington D.C.: Rocky learns that the Goliath‘s plans were not destroyed but secretly sold to the Chinese. Having constructed the $8 billion dollar warship, the Chinese become victims themselves when the sub is hijacked by the project director, Simon Bela Covah, a computer genius who once served under Rocky’s command at the Navy’s Undersea Warfare Center. The attack on the carrier fleet indicates that Covah is hunting down warships in an attempt to arm himself with nuclear weapons. The president appoints Rocky’s father, General Michael ‘Bear’ Jackson, to locate and destroy the Goliath. Against Rocky’s wishes, Bear decides they will need Gunnar Wolfe’s help. Gunnar, who has served five years in Leavenworth for espionage, is not exactly thrilled to be rejoining the people who ruined his life. Aboard the Goliath: Simon Covah and his crew share a common bond: They are all victims of violence and oppression. Covah, a Russian, witnessed his Chechan wife and daughters brutally murdered at the hands of his own people as he was tortured. Now the computer genius has one mission: to rid the world of oppressive governments while forcing humanity to disarm. To accomplish this, he plans on giving the world a real lesson in Armageddon. Armed with enough nuclear weapons to destroy North America, Covah issues his Declaration of Humanity to the world. If his demands are not met, consequences will be paid. f0Could the threat of violence forge a lasting peace?But there is another player in this life and death chess match. Unbeknownst to the Goliath crew, SORCERESS has become self aware. And the computer is developing its own agenda…

The Shell Game

From the PublisherThe events of September 11th, 2001,the invasion of Iraq,the threat of radical Islam,an impending showdown with Iran. What do these situations have in common? Oil. And the world is running out. The Shell Game is far more than a thriller, it is a MUST READ cautionary tale that exposes the next 9/11 event a deception that will lead to a retaliatory chemical weapons strike on Iran and the terrorist elements the regime supports. Though the novel is written as fiction, it is filled with all too real details provided by insiders in the oil industry, military, and Middle Eastern affairs that extrapolates real events from the past and present that will lead us down a path of self destruction. Unless we stop the insanity now!Product Description The story opens in 2007 when two CIA spooks meet with an American Colonel in military intelligence. The war is going badly, and President Bush, who steadfastly refuses to back down, remains unchallenged at home as Democrats and Republicans continue to toss verbal grenades positioning themselves for the 2008 elections. Meanwhile, Iran’s pursuit of nuclear energy will yield enriched uranium within five years, uranium that can be used to manufacture suitcase nukes. The United States military is too drained to invade Iran, and a preemptive strike is out of the question,unless a nuclear detonation were to occur in an American city, the enriched uranium traced back to Iran. A U.S. reprisal would strike a death blow against radical Islam, quell the insurgent violence in Iraq,and yield more oil. Yes, the cost is unthinkable but if we sit back and do nothing then one day a dozen suitcase bombs could go off in a dozen American cities bringing with it anarchy and the collapse of Western civilization. December 2011: Ashley Ace Futrell is an oil expert working for PetroConsultants, married to Kelli Doyle, a former National Security Advisor and one of the CIA spooks from the opening scene. When Kelli threatens to expose the plot, Ace finds his existence hurtling down a rabbit s hole of deceit where the orchestrated lies of the powerful few could lead to the darkest days of human existence, and the death knell for billions.

Grim Reaper

Patrick ‘Shep’ Shepherd was a promising major league rookie baseball pitcher when September 11th, 2001, hit. Shaken by the attacks, Shep left behind his soul mate and newborn daughter to enlist in the Armed Forces. Eleven years and four deployments later, Shep finds himself in Manhattan’s VA hospital. His left arm is gone, his wife and daughter are gone, and he is haunted by the nightmares of war. December 21st.: While world leaders meet at the U.N., Mary Klipot, a bio hazard level 4 scientist working at the CIA labs in Fort Detrick, enters the Big Apple with Scythe, a swift acting version of the Black Death designed to wipe out America’s enemies abroad. Believing she is carrying out God’s wishes, Mary infects herself, then unleashes Scythe upon Manhattan. The threat of a worldwide pandemic forces officials to seal off the island…
the president among those trapped. Determined to rescue his wife and child, Shep follows his guide, Virgil Shechinah, through the plague infected neighborhoods of Manhattan, revisiting the ‘Nine Circles of Hell’ as portrayed in Dante’s Inferno. And the Grim Reaper, loosed upon the land by a humanity who has once again tipped the scales in favor of evil over good, is stalking Patrick Shepherd.

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