For centuries, legends have told of the Kraken – nightmarish, tentacled beasts, attacking ships, devouring sailors. Now they have arrived off the shores of Beach City. The Colossal squid – one of the most mysterious and deadly predators in the ocean. Researcher Travis Prescott has been hunting these elusive beasts for years – and now for the first time they have risen from the depths – lethal and hungry.For reporter Ashley Wells, it is the story of a lifetime. For Professor Clyde Spencer, it is the culmination of a lifetime’s search. And for the wealthy and connected Colin Mason, it is a new and deadly obsession. But for Beach City, it is the beginning of a nightmare. Sometimes legends are real.