Book Review: Vostek by Steve Alten

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.

Excerpts from Amazon Customer Reviews

“I was so very excited for this to come out as I have read the Meg series, The Loch and Sharkman and I can honestly say this is yet again another favorite that I just can’t seem to want to put down. If u love Deep Sea Jurassic Monsters this is a must for your collection… Alten has yet to disappointment me and has become one of my favorite authors since the very first Meg book hit the shelves.”

“A page-turner. Suspense, mistery [sic] and knowledge combined in a wonderful novel. Exciting and engaging! I hope to see more titles by Alten.”

“If this was ever made into a movie, I would be hiding behind the couch. There are so many intense moments that I had to put the book down.”

“Excellent story, well written. Definitely a seasoned and talented author. Would buy it all over again. Bought it as a gift for a family member. They let me read it first, and I wish I’d kept it for myself.”


On January 27, Alten experienced his own close encounter, along with Dr. Steven M. Greer, the world’s foremost authority on Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and twenty-four other members of a week-long retreat in Vero Beach, Florida. Taught by Dr. Greer, CE-5 (close encounter-5) uses meditation and remote viewing techniques to communicate peaceful intentions to Extraterrestrials. At approximately 9:10 PM on Tuesday night, an ET ship appeared over the ocean before the group. Minutes later, a second identical ship appeared, each vehicle represented by a brilliant orange light. “It was incredible,” says Alten. “As if two suns had risen at night. Our visitors were letting us know they approved. Moments after they passed back into a higher dimension, two military jets flew in to investigate.”

The close encounter was captured on two powerful night vision cameras and can be viewed on this link:

About Steve Alten:
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.

Steve Alten is the New York Times and International bestselling author of fourteen novels, including the MEG series about Carcharodon Megalodon, the 70-foot, 100,000 pound prehistoric cousin of the Great White shark and Domain trilogy, a series about the Mayan Calendar’s 2012 doomsday prophecy. His work has been published in over 30 countries and is being used in thousands of middle and high school curriculum as part of Adopt-An-Author, a free teen reading program, which he founded with teachers back in 1999.