Pilot Jake Silver is haunted by a cruel irony—he secretly suspects that he’s the reason Swede Bergstrom, the hero who saved his life, has fallen on hard times. Upon learning that Swede has been killed during the commission of a crime, the guilt-driven Jake too-willingly agrees to follow Swede’s mysterious and beautiful sister, Christina, on a search to clear her brother’s name. Their odyssey takes them from the canyons of Manhattan to the heart of darkness itself, enlisting the help of colorful characters and dodging death every step of the way.
But is the alluring Christina the loving sister she appears to be, or evil incarnate? The body of a woman discovered in Jake’s East Side apartment and her killer’s ritualistically brutal M.O. lead NYPD homicide cop Pat Garodnik to suspect the latter.
Combining his efforts with those of Jake’s mother—a former DA with enemies on both sides of the law—the pair embark on an odyssey of their own, going to any lengths necessary, legal or otherwise, to find the truth and save Jake before his time runs out.
Literary and atmospheric, Dom Stasi’s debut thriller will have you turning pages late into the night with its high-flying action and intriguing mystery. As answers continue to be uncovered, the final pieces of the puzzle are as shocking as they are satisfying.
About the Author
Dom Stasi is a TV and motion picture technologist instrumental to the development of such bellwether networks as HBO and MTV where he served as Director and Vice President of Engineering and Network Operations respectively. Author of over 30 peer-reviewed papers on terrestrial and satellite communications, he is a former president and chairman of the science advocating Society of Space and Satellite Professionals International, and holds that institution's prestigious Mentor Award. Recently retired, Dom lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 50 years, Gloria. THE STRAIT is his first work of fiction.