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At a small marine institute off the coast of Connecticut, only marine biologist Simon Chase realizes that a sixteen-foot pregnant Great White is feeding in the area. But even Simon doesn't know that a far deadlier creature is about to come out of the deep and threaten everything he cares for. A creature whose malevolence is unthinkable. Whose need to feed is insatiable. And whose relentless hunt for prey is unstoppable.

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Overview

At a small marine institute off the coast of Connecticut, only marine biologist Simon Chase realizes that a sixteen-foot pregnant Great White is feeding in the area. But even Simon doesn't know that a far deadlier creature is about to come out of the deep and threaten everything he cares for. A creature whose malevolence is unthinkable. Whose need to feed is insatiable. And whose relentless hunt for prey is unstoppable.

Twenty years after his huge bestseller Jaws, the master of the deep has done it again, letting loose a chilling new predator that only he could create. Drawing on his singular knowledge of the sea, science, and history, Peter Benchley masterfully spins a suspense-filled novel that hits you on a primal level, makes your heart pound, and leaves your blood running cold.

White Shark is Peter Benchley at his best. Read it at your own risk.

At a small marine institute off the coast of Connecticut, only marine biologist Simon Chase realizes that a 16-foot pregnant Great White is feeding in the area. But even Simon doesn't know that a far deadlier creature is about to come out of the deep and threaten everything he cares for. From the author of the bestseller Jaws.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Benchley's new monster makes the shark from Jaws look like a pet goldfish." --USA Today

"Sit back and enjoy being scared to death." --Cosmopolitan

"White-knuckle terror." --West Coast Review of Books

"A page-turner." --Baton Rouge Advocate

"More scary beach reading from the man who cooked up Jaws. "--New York Daily News

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
We never thought it was really safe to go back in the water, and Benchley's new eco-thriller exploits the fear he engendered in Jaws . Here the menace is a creature spawned by a demented Nazi scientist, which has hatched 50 years later in a quiet Atlantic fishing community. Simon Chase has dropped his society wife and infant son, Max, to finish school and start the Osprey Island Marine Institute near Long Island's North Shore. Shark studies are his speciality. Chase fears the responsibilities of fatherhood, but when Max, now 12, visits, the two get on famously and soon Max has the run of the institute. Then, a crew tracking a pregnant Great White named Jaws spot a porpoise with a claw gash in its tail and see massive kills of sea life; when they then observe the same claw marks on Jaws herself, Chase knows ``there's something out there.'' Enter Dr. Amanda Macy, who studies whales using sea lions with strapped-on video cameras. Macy leases the institute, both solving Chase's money woes and making first contact with the unknown menace. Soon Macy's camera gets a shot of a steel-clawed hand grappling with a sea lion. After additional bloody encounters at sea, the beast comes ashore, eventually to threaten Amanda and Max. Benchley's writing is fast-paced, and he alternates the tension with poignant family scenes and ample amounts of marine ecology. Literary Guild main selection; major ad/promo; author tour. (June)
Library Journal
Once more exploiting the territory and plot that made his fortune in Jaws LJ 3/15/74, Benchley gives us a grotesque beast--this time human-made--who lurks in the ocean and kills things. A horrid leftover from a long-ago war, the monster leaves the bodies of his victims with trademark slashes that attract the attention of Simon Chase, founder and chief scientist of the Osprey Island Marine Institute. Chase, who studies and tries to protect sharks, shares danger with his buddy Tall Man and his 12-year-old son Max. In an ecologically insensitive subplot, he also works with Dr. Amanda Macy, who uses trained sea lions harnessed with videocameras to photograph whales in their natural habitat. The best that can be said for this tired work is that the marine animals and the details of shipboard life are appealingly portrayed. Wait for the movie.-- Elsa Pendleton, Boeing Computer Support Svcs., Ridgecrest, Cal.
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YA-YAs whose tastes run to monsters and man eaters will enjoy this tale of a Nazi plot gone awry. Near the end of World War II, a German scientist and his bizarre creation are smuggled out of Europe on a submarine. An accident destroys all but the creature in its protective box; the story then fast-forwards to contemporary New England. Simon Chase, marine biologist, is attempting to keep his tiny marine institute solvent, raise his young son alone, and continue his research. He is among the first to notice the effects of an unidentifiable predator in the local waters that consumes humans, sea birds, dolphins, and sharks, leaving evidence of metal teeth and razor-like slashes on its victims. Into this chilling scene comes Dr. Amanda Macy and her trained sea lions to do research on whales. With her financial and technical support, Chase can continue his own work, but the growing threat from the monster forces them to direct their attention toward it. After a series of grisly events, they meet a Jewish survivor of Nazi medical experiments; from him they learn that they are tracking Heinrich Guenther, a half-human, amphibious warrior programmed to be a relentless killing machine. Benchley provides a clever, tense, and explosive ending to this tale of science run amok. Evil is satisfyingly vanquished, and the hero gets his institute and an engaging new partner to boot. An action-filled novel that's perfect for poolside reading.-Carolyn E. Gecan, Thomas Jefferson Sci-Tech, Fairfax County, VA
Ray Olson
Doggone it! As the title of his new thriller intimates, "Jaws"' author hasn't exactly learned any new tricks. On the other hand, the new tome, unlike "Beast" (1991), isn't just a "Jaws" analogue with some other aquatic munching machine (in "Beast", a giant squid) standing in for a great white chomper. This time, evil science meets the terrors of the deep. Seems a sadistic but brilliant Nazi scientist did the Frankenstein thing--albeit starting with a whole, living body rather than lifeless scraps--and created a superkiller able to breath in water as well as air. Prevented from unleashing it by the Reich's fall, he loads it in a U-boat that sinks in an Atlantic trench. Some 50 years later, the wreck's discovered, and the thing gets loose. To tell the rest of the plot is unnecessary, and so perhaps is revealing that the monster-fighters include intrepid researchers, precocious kids, a big strong exotic guy (a Pequot Indian), and a Nazi-hunting Holocaust survivor, while victims include divers, dumb teenagers, and lovable sea lions. As in "Beast", Benchley also relays bits of natural history and environmental concern, before he and we readers get caught up in his latest soggy suspenser's action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312955731
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1995
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Benchley

After graduating from Harvard, Peter Benchley worked as a reporter for The Washington Post, then as an editor at Newsweek and a speechwriter in the White House. His novel Jaws was published in 1974, followed by The Deep (1976), The Island (1979), The Girl of the Sea of Cortez (1982), Q Clearance (1986), Rummies (1989) and Beast (1991). He has written screenplays for three of his novels, and his articles and essays have appeared in such publications such as National Geographic and The New York Times. In addition, he has written, narrated and appeared in more than a dozen television documentaries.

Biography

With the 1974 publication of Jaws, the story of a man-, woman-, and child-eating shark that terrorizes a seaside community, Peter Benchley left an indelible imprint on the collective American psyche. Who would ever want to go into the water again?

But there's little the reading public likes better than a good scare (remember Ira Levin's Rosemary's Baby? Or how about Thomas Harris's The Silence of the Lambs?), and with Jaws, his first novel, Benchley got all the elements just right: There was a predator; there was plenty of suspense; and, oh yes, plenty of gore, too. The book, a perfect summer beach read, was wildly successful and spent 40 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Benchley admitted that the book had little basis in scientific fact (at the time, almost nobody had any firsthand experience with great whites), but as a former newspaper reporter, he had impeccable instincts for a good yarn. He followed Jaws with two more terrifying deep-sea adventure novels, The Deep and The Island.

In 1982, Benchley published The Girl of the Sea of Cortez, a lovely, idyllic, and notably scare-free novel that received mixed reviews. "This reader yearned for more conflict," wrote a critic for the Los Angeles Times Book Review, "more 'and then what happened?' After a few more forays into traditional fiction, the author returned to his forté in bestselling thrillers like Beast, White Shark, and Creature.

Aware in his later years of the fragility of the species, Benchley became a staunch defender of the great white shark, penning several works of nonfiction about these endangered predators and actively advocating for ocean conservation. He died on Feburary 11, 2006, from pulmonary fibrosis, but his legacy continues with the Peter Benchley Shark Conservation Award, given annually for outstanding contributions to shark conservation.

Good To Know

Benchley was a speechwriter for Lyndon Johnson during the first two years of his administration (1967-69).

In 1999, Benchley turned his attention to writing and developing a short-lived syndicated series about plane crash survivors in the jungle, Amazon, starring Carol Alt and C. Thomas Howell.

Benchley's novels have inspired several movies and teleplays, and the author had a hand in some of them -- sometimes as an actor. He was a TV interviewer in Jaws, played bit parts in other films, and appeared onscreen as an interviewee in E!'s True Hollywood Story about the making of Jaws.

Benchley was the grandson of Robert Benchley, the famous humorist and member of the Algonquin Round Table.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      May 8, 1940
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Death:
      February 12, 2006
    2. Place of Death:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Education:
      Phillips Exeter Academy; B.A. in English, Harvard University, 1961

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2004

    Pretty good...

    Not bad, from the man who created Jaws. I loved the monster though, very cool. I liked the main character, Simon Chase, because of his interest in marine biology which I take a small interest in as well. Overall, very good, but a little boring at some point, just a tad.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2003

    Attention Grabber

    The book White Shark, was very well written. I am not really one for too much Sci-Fi, but this book was great and filled with plenty of action. The story was very believable and not too high-tech. Also the main charactor, Simon Chase, was a marine biologist which I am very interested in. If you are not interested in marine life then this is not the book for you. If you enjoyed the movie Jaws,also by Peter Benchley, you will appreciate this book very much. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys marine life and alot of suspense.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2002

    Another of Peter's Beasts

    This was a great read. It kept you to the book throughout the whole story. Very injoyable for those who like sea / small fishing town stories. Definately thrilling at times but has a great contrast between the scares and the plot. Definately one of Peter's best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    A gripping book

    This book was encredably enthrilling. I am 16 years old,and am a great Benchley fan. This book enspired me to try to write a book like he does.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2002

    Great Read

    I first read this book in 1994 killing time and waiting for my day to exit South Korea after a year. The book was actually given to me by a friend who had read it. He recommended I read it since I was (still am) so interested in sharks. Thinking it was about Great White Sharks or 'NIUHI' as we call it in Hawaii which stands for Man Eater. I said sure, I'll read it. Needless to say I couldn't hardly put the book down. Cover to cover on my spare time the book was read. LOved it and now looking to get it again just to read it for a third time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2001

    What a wonderful book

    This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. It combined Benchleys excellent Sci-fi writing skills with sheer terror. I gave it 5 stars because it is probably the best book I've ever read. I strongly suggest you read this book if you like sci-fi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2001

    Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Get Back In The Water.........

    This is a great thriller.......more fun than Jaws! This creature is intelligent and fearsome! If you are a diver, it will give you something to think about on those dives where there just isn't much to see........

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2000

    Benchley Writes Up Another Chiller!

    If you were scared by JAWS, prepare to wet your pants! IF you thought a shark was scary, imagine a killer shark that was created by man during World War two by a NAZI mad scienctist! This book is very scary, very good, and totally worth every cent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2000

    ALMOST..the greatest book I've ever reac!!

    I loved this book, I could not put it down...until I got to the end. The end kinda dissapointed me. But all in all a great book, highly recommended for fans of Benchley, suspense, or even history or biology!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2000

    The Best

    This book was great. I have already read it twice in the year that I have about it. I highly recomend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2000

    Makes Jaws look like a girly-shark.

    White shark is truly an awesome book. It is fast paced, rich in detail, and most of all, suspenseful. The villain in this is like our familiar, toothy friend from the previous Bencheley book, only far more sinister. If you plan to go to the beach and catch up on your reading, then this is one book you should certainly include. It will definitely make you think twice about leaping into the cold, dark ocean.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2000

    Good Book

    keeps you interested and i like sea creatures so it was a good one.

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