By Steve Alten
Loch Ness holds secrets and techniques, historical and lethal. Does a monster inhabit its depths, or is it simply fable? Why, after hundreds of thousands of mentioned sightings and dozens of expeditions, is there nonetheless no difficult facts? Marine biologist Zachery Wallace is aware, however the surprise of his near-drowning as a baby on Loch Ness have buried all thoughts of the incident. Now, a near-death event suffered whereas on day trip within the Sargasso Sea has triggered those long-forgotten stories to re-surface. Haunted by means of brilliant evening terrors, tormented by a unexpected worry of the water, Zach reveals he can now not functionality as a scientist. not able to manage, his occupation all yet over, he stumbles down a course of self-destruction...until he gets touch from his estranged father...a guy he has now not obvious given that his parents' divorced and he left Scotland as a boy. Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander who by no means labored a good day in his existence, is on trial for murdering his company accomplice. purely Zachary can end up his innocence - if he's blameless, yet to take action skill confronting the nightmare that just about killed him seventeen years past. Incorporating the newest study and "new evidence," that ends up in genuine solutions in regards to the monster's identification, best-selling writer Steve Alten weaves a story of horror in regards to the so much publicized and debatable creature ever to exist.
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Sein wütendes Schnauben ignorierte sie. », bellte Smith. » Marla schrie, doch Smith schrie noch lauter. » Ohne weiter nachzudenken, rannte Sara gebückt zum nächsten Tisch, in der Hoffnung, Smith konzentrierte sich auf Brad. Sie hielt den Atem an, wartete auf Schüsse. », rief Smith. Brads Stimme war erstaunlich ruhig. «Wir sind hier. Nicht schießen. Da bin nur noch ich und drei kleine Mädchen. » �Ich kann nicht, Mann. » Marla schrie: «Bitte nicht –» Doch wieder wurde sie mit einem Schlag zum Schweigen gebracht.
Ich habe schon mit den Kindern gesprochen», sagte Sara, auch wenn «Kinder» irreführend war. Das jüngste Kind der Verstorbenen war fast dreißig Jahre älter als Sara. » �Schön», sagte Jeffrey und unterschrieb auf der letzten Seite. Dann warf er den Bericht auf die Ecke des Tischs und steckte die Kappe auf seinen Stift. » Sara zuckte die Achseln, sie wusste nicht, was sie antworten sollte. Die Beziehung zu ihrer Schwester schien genauso den Bach runterzugehen wie die mit Jeffrey. » Er lehnte sich in seinem Stuhl zurück.
Die Zufahrtsstraße des College wurde vom Chevy der Campus-Security abgeriegelt, doch der Möchtegerncop, der in dem Wagen sitzen sollte, war nirgends zu sehen. Lena stand auf dem Bürgersteig und blickte die Straße hinunter. Fast rechnete sie damit, Steppenläufer vorbeiwehen zu sehen. Das Schaufenster der Reinigung war dunkel getönt, sodass sich selbst aus nächster Nähe kaum etwas im Innern erkennen ließ. Lena nahm an, dass Jeffrey hier die Kommandozentrale eingerichtet hatte. Hinter dem Gefängnis war nur der Parkplatz, und die Gefangenen hatten die Türen mit Sicherheit längst verbarrikadiert.
The Loch by Steve Alten