Nina Monte, a well-respected professor at the University of Padua, answers an unexpected summons to a secret meeting with three European officials. They want to hire her to verify the authenticity of an ancient artefact hidden on a forgotten galley that sank in the fifteenth century, and to this day lies buried at the bottom of Lake Garda in Italy.
She accepts the invitation to join an eccentric art collector and to examine the artefact. But before long, the Italian professor is cornered in an insidious intrigue. Her inner and outer worlds clash.
Joined by a lake-town hotelier, Alessandro Pini, Monte begins to unravel the truth surrounding the discovery. She knows the stakes are high.
Forced to abandon their ordinary lives, and dragged into a deadly race to outwit a smart, but wicked, villain, Nina and Alessandro must do everything they can to ensure freedom for all humankind.
Genre: International Thriller
Publication Date: January 5, 2016
EXCERPTShe poked his chest with her finger. ‘That’s why you followed me here all the way from the hotel?’
‘What? No!’ He took a step back. ‘I didn’t follow you. I … I overheard your conversation on the train.’
‘Did you?’ she said with anger. But she wasn’t angry at all; she threw one arm around him. ‘I’m glad you’re here.’
Alessandro gave her a brief hug. ‘Do you think you’ve been followed?’
Nina shook her head. ‘It’s just my imagination.’
A rasping, metallic sound came from behind the heavy curtain. They turned their heads at once.
‘Someone locked the main door to the church,’ Nina whispered.
Tomasz Chrusciel had written his first short story when he was sixteen. Although the idea of being a writer had been put off for the next twenty years, he had never forgotten about his dreams. Having left his corporate work, he writes full-time now.
He loves to travel, and when he’s back from another journey, the next captivating story evolves in his mind. He strongly believes that the most rewarding feeling and the purpose of his writing is to let others experience those vibrant, wonderful countries he’s been too, and to introduce readers to new engaging characters born from his imagination and all those alluring locations. Then he makes that story real – it becomes a reader’s story.
Fast Track To Glory is his second full-length action & adventure novel.