Discovering Steve Alten
Steve Alten is a recent discovery based on an "impulse buy" of Meg because it had a picture of a giant shark on it - and I'm partial to giant sharks. I guess I was just expecting a typical shark-munching-people book but Meg was good because it was sort of half Michael Crichton and half Peter Benchley. For years I was following the gossip about a film but nothing seemed to eventuate. Imagine my surprise when one hit the shelves about a decade later. Better late than never.
Steve's sequels to Meg are also great but sadly I didn't really get into his non-shark books. Eventually I'll get back around to them.