Guest Review: "Hell's Aquarium" by Steve Alten

Hell's Aquarium by Steve AltenReview by Sandra Welch

OK a few weeks ago, there was a review of Steve Alten's Hell's Aquarium. I thought it wasn't a very good review, so I decided to send in my own, since I read Hell's Aquarium and liked it a lot.

Hell's Aquarium takes place a few years after Angel's escape and return from the Marianas trench. Angel's five offspring are young adults now, and growing too large for the tanks they are housed in.

Jonas Taylor makes a deal with a Dubai businessman to buy two of the offspring and take them to the Middle East. But what he doesn't count on was the deal being just a lure for his 21 year old son David Taylor. When Jonas reluctantly agrees to allow David to travel with the meg pups, he didn't foresee the secret agenda of the Dubai businessman to send David deep under the Philippine sea to search for and bring back creatures even deadlier than the Megs.

Meanwhile, Jonas and Terry Taylor and their daughter are battling an offshoot group of PETA trying to release the remaining Meg's back into the ocean, where the group says they belong.

Can Jonas resolve the problems at home so he can rescue his son from danger, or is it all too late?

Hell's Aquarium, the fourth installment of Steve Alten's Meg series, is a roller coaster ride of action and adventure, and yes, it has a bit of gore and blood added into the mix. The story line was very well done and the human elements of the cast of characters mixed well with the man-made dangers. The continuation of the series adds depth to the world with ancient monsters brought back to light of the modern world and how we cope with it.

This book was well written and kept me on the edge of my seat and unable to put it down till the last word on the page was read. I definitely look forward to the next book to come in the series.

Thanks for allowing me to review Hell's Aquarium and letting people know that this book is well worth reading as are other Steve Alten books.

Sandra Welch

Hell's Aquarium by Steve Alten
Publisher: Variance Publishing LLC (May 19, 2009)
ISBN-10: 1935142046
ISBN-13: 978-1935142041
Genre: Suspense

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