web site hit counter THE STRAIT - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

THE STRAIT

Availability: Ready to download

“The Strait interrupted my normal sleep cycle…It’s a page-turner for sure and darn hard to put down. Great plot, color, suspense, writing and outstanding in describing scenes and locales that made me feel I was in the middle of things. Readers of mysteries will not be disappointed.” – Donald J. Porter aviation historian/author of A JET POWERED LIFE, and FLIGHT FAILURE. P “The Strait interrupted my normal sleep cycle…It’s a page-turner for sure and darn hard to put down. Great plot, color, suspense, writing and outstanding in describing scenes and locales that made me feel I was in the middle of things. Readers of mysteries will not be disappointed.” – Donald J. Porter aviation historian/author of A JET POWERED LIFE, and FLIGHT FAILURE. 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.


Compare

“The Strait interrupted my normal sleep cycle…It’s a page-turner for sure and darn hard to put down. Great plot, color, suspense, writing and outstanding in describing scenes and locales that made me feel I was in the middle of things. Readers of mysteries will not be disappointed.” – Donald J. Porter aviation historian/author of A JET POWERED LIFE, and FLIGHT FAILURE. P “The Strait interrupted my normal sleep cycle…It’s a page-turner for sure and darn hard to put down. Great plot, color, suspense, writing and outstanding in describing scenes and locales that made me feel I was in the middle of things. Readers of mysteries will not be disappointed.” – Donald J. Porter aviation historian/author of A JET POWERED LIFE, and FLIGHT FAILURE. 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.

42 review for THE STRAIT

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    My only complaint was the book's length because that made it hard for me to find time for meaningful listening. Excellent mystery investigations despite all the diverse venues, plot twists, and over all the suspense held. Most of the male characters were strong and very well portrayed, but the females were rather lacking in a number of ways. Didn't stop me from enjoying it, however! The experienced narrator is Bill Nevitt who can make even a dry lecture sound interesting. I won this book in a give My only complaint was the book's length because that made it hard for me to find time for meaningful listening. Excellent mystery investigations despite all the diverse venues, plot twists, and over all the suspense held. Most of the male characters were strong and very well portrayed, but the females were rather lacking in a number of ways. Didn't stop me from enjoying it, however! The experienced narrator is Bill Nevitt who can make even a dry lecture sound interesting. I won this book in a giveaway! Yay me!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    While technically set in the modern world, it feels a little dated by the slang and the female characters. It feels more like the 70s or 80s instead of modern day. While Jake is a good standard hero, he hasn’t got much depth. What personality he does have is best reflected in his reminisces of his time in the military. He had some intense moments with Leif ‘Swede’ Bergstrom, who was shot down in combat. For many years, Jake thought his friend was dead, until a newspaper article mentions his name While technically set in the modern world, it feels a little dated by the slang and the female characters. It feels more like the 70s or 80s instead of modern day. While Jake is a good standard hero, he hasn’t got much depth. What personality he does have is best reflected in his reminisces of his time in the military. He had some intense moments with Leif ‘Swede’ Bergstrom, who was shot down in combat. For many years, Jake thought his friend was dead, until a newspaper article mentions his name in connection to a recent drug-smuggling operation. The action starts there and it stays at a good pace for most of the book. Christina Bergstrom, Leif’s younger sister, teams up with Jake to get some answers. Neither believes Leif would have been part of a drug smuggling operation. Things ramp up when Jake’s current lady friend (with benefits) turns up dead and the police start looking into it. Jake and Christina follow one clue after another, finding an interesting assortment of allies and villains. From high up in the sky to deep under water, this tale has a lot of action. And yet, it was just so-so for me. There’s some cliched characters, cliched situations, cliched lines. Those things made the plot a bit predictable. The ladies were typically described by their looks first, second, and third… and eventually get some skills. The instant attraction between Jake and Christina felt forced by the plot. Christina spends a lot of time being emotional – weeping, screaming, hysterical, etc. I would have liked more from the ladies for a modern-day thriller. Over all, the ending gives us a satisfying ending to the tale. And I liked that there’s a bit of a mystery surrounding Christina left unresolved. Could be a good leaping off point for a great story featuring Christina as a skilled assassin with acting skills or some such. 3/5 stars. The Narration: Bill Nevitt made a good Jake Silver, pilot and hero. For the most part, he had unique voices for all the characters though his female voices could use some femininity and realism. They sometimes sounded a little cartoony and often over emotional whether they were written that way or not. His foreign accents were hit and miss. He had a few ways of pronouncing the name Leif. Also, his native accent for the word ‘radiator’ showed through no matter which character was saying it. Otherwise, the pacing was good. There were no tech issues with the recording. 3/5 stars. I received a free copy of this book. My opinions are 100% my own.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Julie Howard

    You better buckle up and hold on tight because this adventure is going to take you deep to the bottom of the sea and flying high In the sky as the mystery tries to get solved. The story is told by several characters from the mother looking for her missing son to the son looking for the kidnapped girl, so the story does jump around a bit but with so much going on in the book it would have been impossible to have it told by only one person. Especially as they each hold different clues to solving t You better buckle up and hold on tight because this adventure is going to take you deep to the bottom of the sea and flying high In the sky as the mystery tries to get solved. The story is told by several characters from the mother looking for her missing son to the son looking for the kidnapped girl, so the story does jump around a bit but with so much going on in the book it would have been impossible to have it told by only one person. Especially as they each hold different clues to solving the murders. This is a lot more than a suspense novel and covers many areas from drug running, to time during a war, to murder, to kidnapping and all of while you are never sure who to trust and with lots of twists you aren't even sure how it is going to end and who will make it. Jake a pilot is distressed to learn the man who saved his life, Swede, has been killed while In the commission of a crime. Then his sister turns up asking for his help, the authorities won't tell her what happened and won't even let her see his body. Agreeing to help her sets into motion something that will change his life. She isn't the only one looking for answers and Jake gets caught in the middle. Back home the young lady he was seeing is brutally murdered in his bed only hours after he left it and with Jake caught on camera breaking in to a morgue where another body is found the police start taking a closer look at Jake. His mother knows he is innocent and starts looking into the flight that killed his friend or more importantly what he was carrying on his plane at the time of the crash. With the authorities giving her the run around she turns to the detective looking in to death of the woman from Jake's apartment. Can all three of them work out why Swede had to die and clear his name? And will all three of them live long enough to piece the clues together? I like the narrator he does a good job of keeping a long book interesting the whole way through

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anne Rightler

    Never having read anything by this author I did not know what to expect but The Strait is definitely a suspenseful edge-of-your-seat read. Plane crashes, kidnappings, office break-ins, murder, shoot-outs, dangers in the junk yard...wow, it sure kept my interest. From the sky to the depths of the ocean, from the city to the jungles, Dom Stasi knows how to write an adventure mystery story. Strong, vivid characters some who are in mortal danger, fighting for their lives, an interesting plot, and he Never having read anything by this author I did not know what to expect but The Strait is definitely a suspenseful edge-of-your-seat read. Plane crashes, kidnappings, office break-ins, murder, shoot-outs, dangers in the junk yard...wow, it sure kept my interest. From the sky to the depths of the ocean, from the city to the jungles, Dom Stasi knows how to write an adventure mystery story. Strong, vivid characters some who are in mortal danger, fighting for their lives, an interesting plot, and heart-pounding suspense and the pages pretty much turned themselves. With adult langauage and some violence, The Strait is geared for the mature audience. I listened to a complimentary copy of the audiobook and Bill Nevitt did a great job telling Jake and Tina's story which made for an enjoyable listening experience. I'll be looking for more from this author. I was not required to write a review and the opinions are my own.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rosemary Hughes

    I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobook of this title. An airman, caught up in something that was deadly, dangerous and soul destroying, simply because he felt obligated to a former comrade-in-arms. His mother, a former attorney of some influence, is also caught up in the drama, trying to find her son, and clear his name. Off course, the bad guys will stop at nothing to get what they want. So, the body count climbs, as our hero tries to assist his former comrades sister. I alwa I have submitted this review after listening to the audiobook of this title. An airman, caught up in something that was deadly, dangerous and soul destroying, simply because he felt obligated to a former comrade-in-arms. His mother, a former attorney of some influence, is also caught up in the drama, trying to find her son, and clear his name. Off course, the bad guys will stop at nothing to get what they want. So, the body count climbs, as our hero tries to assist his former comrades sister. I always feel the audiobooks add more to my reading experience. I admired the narrator's ability to use female and male voices in various nationalities, adding greater depth to the tale.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

    A great action-packed book, with various POV's that keep the story going on from different angles, bringing different aspects of the mystery to light. I really enjoyed it, it was fast-paced, entertaining and full of suspense, with convergent storylines that kept me guessing until the end what really was going on. Bill Nevitt keep me listening for over 11 hours, amazing me with his ability to use female and male voices from different nationalities and with different accents. Not an easy task *laug A great action-packed book, with various POV's that keep the story going on from different angles, bringing different aspects of the mystery to light. I really enjoyed it, it was fast-paced, entertaining and full of suspense, with convergent storylines that kept me guessing until the end what really was going on. Bill Nevitt keep me listening for over 11 hours, amazing me with his ability to use female and male voices from different nationalities and with different accents. Not an easy task *laughs* In short, if you enjoy books with non-stop action and non-linear plots, this is for you.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bridget McKeown

    Audio book review If you plug your headphones on to listen to this then I'd plan a long journey as I don't think you'll want to stop listening. It has a fast pace and starts at what should be the end, well the end of one of the characters and you get to know him pretty well. I'm not normally one to enjoy listens with multiple narrators but this story lends itself very well to this type of production. Great listen Audio book review If you plug your headphones on to listen to this then I'd plan a long journey as I don't think you'll want to stop listening. It has a fast pace and starts at what should be the end, well the end of one of the characters and you get to know him pretty well. I'm not normally one to enjoy listens with multiple narrators but this story lends itself very well to this type of production. Great listen

  8. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    I really enjoyed this adventure story. It was full of action and suspense and I liked how it all came together. This book is not character driven, but the characters are good enough to propel the stories forward, I just did not really connect with any of them. But it did not really matter as the action more than made up for it. Definitely an adrenaline filled story

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mary-Anne Finlay

    If you enjoy a book that is action packed, then this book is definitely for you. There were some gruesome kill scenes and torture in the book too. For those who don’t like blasphemy, there was a bit. Thank you to the author for a great book. Thank you to the narrator too.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Deedra

    I enjoyed this book.It was fast paced but stayed on track.When Jake hears that the Swede is dead,he goes with his sister to identify the body.Big mistake! Bill Nevitt was a really good narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'  I enjoyed this book.It was fast paced but stayed on track.When Jake hears that the Swede is dead,he goes with his sister to identify the body.Big mistake! Bill Nevitt was a really good narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.' 

  11. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The other book is a whole lot different! The Strait by Dom Stasi is a thriller with references to Nazi's, planes and drugs. So If you don't like to read details on these subjects this is not the book for you! It is a well written book with plenty of historical details. The story itself is full of conspiracies, twists and turns there were a couple of different threads to this one to follow solve a murder mystery, find the missing micro chip(government conspiracy) and synthetic cocaine. Was nice a The other book is a whole lot different! The Strait by Dom Stasi is a thriller with references to Nazi's, planes and drugs. So If you don't like to read details on these subjects this is not the book for you! It is a well written book with plenty of historical details. The story itself is full of conspiracies, twists and turns there were a couple of different threads to this one to follow solve a murder mystery, find the missing micro chip(government conspiracy) and synthetic cocaine. Was nice and suspenseful throughout and fast paced.

  12. 5 out of 5

    j

  13. 5 out of 5

    Joan Lefebvre

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

  15. 4 out of 5

    WildBlue Press

  16. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca Johnson

  17. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Akers

  18. 4 out of 5

    Delilah

  19. 4 out of 5

    Micielle

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kim Ellis

  21. 5 out of 5

    Douglass Abramson

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ada Lavin

  23. 4 out of 5

    John

  24. 5 out of 5

    Janice

  25. 4 out of 5

    lou brown

  26. 4 out of 5

    Teresa

  27. 5 out of 5

    Pam Furmon

  28. 5 out of 5

    Dave

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alex Helm

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jade B.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Parker

  32. 5 out of 5

    Marie

  33. 4 out of 5

    Asa G

  34. 5 out of 5

    Carla

  35. 5 out of 5

    Traci

  36. 5 out of 5

    Karyn Palmer

  37. 5 out of 5

    Joel Luzmoor

  38. 4 out of 5

    Desiree

  39. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Miller

  40. 5 out of 5

    amy

  41. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Dunckley

  42. 4 out of 5

    Carol

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.