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The Loch Contest WIN An All Expenses Paid Trip To Scotland! What Is The Loch Ness Monster? After 1500 years, the mystery may finally be resolved!

Loch Ness holds secrets, ancient and deadly. Does a monster really inhabit its depths, or is it just myth? Why, after thousands of reported sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there still no hard evidence?

Reviewer Loren Coleman says The Loch is "...the best work of fiction since King Kong and The Lost World."

Marine biologist Zachary 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 resurface. 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 "astounding 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.

New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten

grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Health and Physical Education at Penn State University. Upon graduating in 1981, he attended the University of Delaware where he earned a Masters degree in Sports Administration, then went on for a final four years at Temple University to receive his Doctorate of Education in Sports Administration. Active in sports, Steve played high school and college basketball. His career goal at the time was to coach Men's Division I college basketball. As a graduate assistant at Delaware, he coached the Blue Hens junior varsity and assisted the varsity. He moved on to Temple, where he worked for Hall of Fame basketball coach John Chaney.

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