Steve Hadden's New Novel More Fun Than a Barrel of "Swimming Monkeys"

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Rollicking thriller entertains and intrigues.

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A stunning, fast-moving, cliff-hanger that's difficult to put down.

Author Steve Hadden has crafted one of the most entertaining and controversial novels of the year. "Swimming Monkeys," the first in a trilogy, pits science against the bible through an adventure described as "Jurassic Park" meets "The Da Vinci Code."

"Swimming Monkeys" follows Ryan Webster, a seventeen-year-old swimmer who despises his father, protects his mother and barely keeps gas in his truck. Then, a revelation at the bedside of his dying grandfather turns his entire world upside down.

Following his grandfather’s clues to California and beyond, Ryan is tracked by a relentless mercenary, targeted by a radical Christian society and hunted by the world’s most famous atheist. Aided by his Iraqi War veteran turned surfer-dude uncle, Ryan discovers a remarkable species of monkey that can do much more than swim, and he learns their existence will shock evolutionists and rock the foundation of the Bible. He quickly learns his only hope to stay alive is to save the monkeys and live up to his promise to the greatest man he ever knew—and in the process become the man he’s not ready to be.

The result is a fascinating thriller that early reviewers from and Amazon call a stunning, fast-moving cliff-hanger that’s difficult to put down. "Swimming Monkeys" is a coming-of-age thriller for all ages that examines the ongoing, age-old battle between science and religion.

Be sure to visit and read the author’s blog to find out how a boat trip in Singapore inspired Hadden to explore evolution, religion and begin working on one of the most controversial novels of the year. Fans can also enter a contest to win a signed copy of Swimming Monkeys by visiting or clicking here.

Whether it’s energy independence, the first genetic cure for cancer or the ancient battle between science and religion, Steve Hadden tackles the world’s most controversial topics with his powerful and fast-paced thrillers. Steve was born in Ohio and lives in Texas with his wife, CJ, and their two Labrador retrievers, Emma and Abby. Look for his upcoming novels, "Swimming Monkeys-Revelation" and "Swimming Monkeys- Exodus," coming soon. You can find the first book of his "Swimming Monkeys Trilogy" as well as his previous novels, "The Sunset Conspiracy" and "Genetic Imperfections," on Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Apple’s iBooks, Nook and other major e-book retailers. Visit for a preview and find him on Facebook.

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