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The Sixth Station: A Novel (Alessandra Russo Novels) Mass Market Paperback – December 31, 2013
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A reporter stumbles knee-deep into a major news story in Stasi’s riveting first novel. Alexandra Russo receives an assignment to cover the trial of Demiel ben Yusef, who has been accused of terrorist atrocities. Others believe he has been framed and that he is actually the resurrected Jesus Christ. As his followers clash with his opponents, Russo watches ben Yusef walk to the courtroom. Before he enters the building, though, he stops to give her a kiss. She’s suddenly in the headlines. Why out of the thousands in the crowd was she chosen? As she struggles for answers, Alexandra quickly learns that her life is in danger. Stasi does an amazing job of mixing science with religious paranoia in this compelling thriller. The question of ben Yusef’s divinity propels the narrative to an amazing conclusion, though there is a clear setting-up for a sequel. Dan Brown and Steve Berry fans have another controversial novel in which to lose themselves. --Jeff Ayers --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A top five book of the year!” ―Providence Journal
“Linda Stasi crafts a tale combining Islam, Christianity, and National Security. If you like controversy with your suspense, The Sixth Station is for you.” ―Bill O'Reilly, anchor, Fox News Channel
“Mayhem, madness, passion, and pride battle in this wild escapade that stirs straight to the soul. This one has the Vatican, ancient secrets, mysterious relics, and the Knights Templar-- all the right elements to engage both the mind and the imagination. Careful, though, you'll be gripping the pages so tight your knuckles will turn white.” ―Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Templar Legacy
“The Sixth Station, Linda Stasi's debut novel, is a hell of a religious thriller. The Sixth Station has it all--great writing, exciting plot, and intriguing characters--and the ending is a shocker.” ―Nelson DeMille, New York Times bestselling author of Night Fall and The Gate House
“The Sixth Station is exactly the kind of blockbuster thriller you would expect from Linda Stasi--smart, intriguing, irreverent, impeccably researched, and brilliantly provocative. If you liked The Da Vinci Code, you'll devour this book.” ―Linda Fairstein, New York Times bestselling author of Night Watch and former Manhattan Sex Crimes Prosecutor
“Stasi does an amazing job of mixing science with religious paranoia in this compelling thriller...Dan Brown and Steve Berry fans have another controversial novel in which to lose themselves.” ―Booklist
“It's a riveting, fast-paced tale that had my heart pounding on more than one occasion. That said, I was more interested in Ms. Stasi's real-world discoveries and how they affected her outlook on life.” ―Washington Times
“If you like Dan Brown, I think this book will be right up your alley . . . this is a fast paced thriller that will have you turning the pages quickly.” ―The Kari AnnAlysis
“The thrill of the mystery will suck readers in despite the unusual topic. The Sixth Station undeniably shows Statsi's ability to completely captivate her readers!” ―Lovey Dovey Books
“The best debut thriller of the year hands-down takes us into the heart of a mammoth global conspiracy through the eyes of intrepid reporter Alexandra Russo. Stasi, a reporter herself, has crafted an expertly researched and wondrously conceived tale that delivers at every level, propelling her right out of the box to a Ludlum-esque level and making her heir to the throne once occupied by the great Helen MacInnes.” ―Providence Sunday Journal, Top 5 Books of the Year List
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The trial of an accused terrorist who spoke only of peace was deeply familiar. Yet, don't think that this book is preachy! Not so! Sometimes, it is quite irreverant! But I would have put it down had it not been. But still, I came away in the end, feeling that I had taken a spiritual journey; Not, a religious one.
And the humor that Ms Stasi peppers her tale with is so hysterical at times that I found myself laughing out loud.
I recommend this book to anyone who loves an exciting, murder/conspiracy story. But I just as strongly recommend it to open minded seekers of whatever they consider the truth to be. I learned so much about the Middle East and religions that I didn't even know existed. I will read this again and again.
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