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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 listening 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.

©2019 Dom Stasi (P)2020 WildBlue Press

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Quite a ride

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

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Excellent listen starts with the prologue which is when "Swede" Bergstrom crashes his plane, he has been doing private work since leaving the forces and did he crash on purpose or was it sabotaged? Christina his sister contacts Jake Silver and asked for help in clearing her brother's name and also wants his body, and Jake being Jake thought he owed Swede as he once saved his life so embarks on a quest with Christina. Jake is about to have his own demons because, at the same time, he goes off there is a body found in his East Side apartment and by the time the police get involved Jake and Christine are well on their journey to rectify Swede's name and if he was killed or went down on purpose? Jakes's mother a former D A gets involved because a mother's son does not commit murder or does he? A thrilling and tense listen the narration was excellent, and I think there could be another Jake Silver episode somewhere down the line but fear not this story does have an ending, so the listener is not left wondering.

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From deep in the sea to high In the sky

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. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Deedra
  • 04-11-20

The Strait

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.' 

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  • Cycletrash56
  • 27-10-20

A Thoroughly Enjoyable Story

I was given this free review copy audio-book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This review is for the audio copy of The Strait by Dom Stasi and narrated by Bill Nevitt. This was a great story that I probably wouldn’t have listened to if it hadn’t been offered up on Audiobook Boom and with Bill Nevitt as the narrator. Bill can make any story come alive. This story was captivating and fun. It twisted and turned with never a dull moment. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.

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  • Joan
  • 12-10-20

Enjoyable adventure

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

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  • Jan
  • 05-09-20

Lots of action!

action, mysteries, family-dynamics, friendship 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!

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  • DabOfDarkness
  • 31-07-20

OK. A little dated with slang, etc.

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.

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  • Rhonda
  • 21-07-20

Action and mystery but really left me hanging

There was a lot of mystery to keep my interest in this book. It goes from past to present, air to ocean and involves different countries too. That being said, it really left me hanging. It felt like it just abruptly ended. The narration was good but his female characters come across as sounding whiny. Jakes mother is a very strong woman but at times she sounded whiny. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator..

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-20

Suspense

I thoroughly enjoyed this story will the unraveling of the death of the Swede Bill Nevitt did a wonderful job with his narration

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  • Milica
  • 17-07-20

Not a bad action story

This story involves multiple aspects, such as kidnapping and murder, and has various twists and build ups that develop the plot. The story was intriguing and action packed. It did jump around and it took me some time to get into it and follow the various storylines. However, once I got into it, the plot built up and tied together nicely. The narrator did a great job in keeping a fairly long book interesting. He is a great entertainer and I thoroughly enjoy listening to him. Note: This book was given to me for free at my request and I have provided this objective review voluntarily.

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  • Susan Patterson
  • 12-07-20

Twists and turns!

We are taken on a wild ride of intrigue and suspense. Bill Nevitt does a great job narrating. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • D M Reynolds
  • 10-07-20

One of my favs this year!

I listen to LOTS of audiobooks. This is one of my favs so far this year. Strong characters. Fast paced plot. Action. Lots of action. Family ties. International criminals. This will make a great movie one day. I especially liked the part when the perspective changed from our protagonist to well... I won’t say who and spoil it. Didn’t see that coming, but there was foreshadowing of it. This one is going in the relisten list!! I received this audiobook for free in exchange for a review.