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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 15 million years. Now, marine biologist Zachary Wallace and two other scientists aboard a submersible tethered to a laser will journey 13,000 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 the upcoming MEG 5: Nightstalkers, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten offers readers a crossover novel that combines characters from two of his most popular series.
My name is Steve Alten and I am a NY Times and international best-selling author of fictional thrillers. My new release is called VOSTOK. Vostok is a very real six thousand square mile liquid lake located two-and-a-half miles below the ice cap in East Antarctica. Over a thousand feet deep, Vostok has remained untouched for more than 15 million years. Marine biologist Zachary Wallace has been recruited to join two other scientists aboard a tiny 3-man submersible tethered to a laser which they will use to journey 13,000 feet beneath the ice into this unexplored realm. There they will discover Mesozoic life forms long believed extinct – and an Extraterrestrial object of immense power responsible for the evolution of modern man.
In writing VOSTOK, I spent over twenty hours interviewing Dr. Steven M. Greer, the world’s foremost authority on Extraterrestrial Intelligence Last week, Obama Advisor John Podesta revealed that his biggest regret since leaving office was “keeping the UFO issue a secret.” Dr. Greer was the person who provided the extensive briefing to John Podesta on UFOs shortly after President Obama took office in 2009. Dr. Greer left his career as an emergency room physician to dedicate his life to persuading military and government officials to come clean about UFO sightings; not just to convince the public they were real and meant us no harm, but because he knew the military industrial complex had been suppressing extraterrestrial technologies that could supply society with an endless supply of free, clean energy. In 1993, Greer had met with a group of military advisers to find a way to poke holes in the dam of secrecy and disinformation that had obscured the truth about extraterrestrial contacts since 1947.
Vostok by Steve Alten is a sci-fi thriller that really had me interested for about the first half of the book. This is the first book I have read by this author. There was a point early on where I felt really confused about the direction the book was taking. I even flipped back a few pages to see if I had missed anything. But the story line was still interesting, so, even though I was confused, I kept reading.
The story felt exciting and kept me turning the pages until about halfway, when it felt as if the story just derailed. It felt like the story just twisted into something completely unexpected. I love twists like this in stories, but it felt like this one was just disconnected from the path it felt like the book was on in the beginning. The second half of the book just wasn’t enjoyable for me. Overall, I still give the book a fairly good rating. I was intrigued and, even though I felt like the story wasn’t going well, I still wanted to keep reading it. I think this is one that I will actually try reading again in the future. It feels like a story that I may enjoy more knowing how the story is going to go. I would try another book from this author. I think the author can tell a great sci-fi story, and I would want to see what else he has to offer.
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