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FAST TRACK TO GLORY: An International Thriller


Nina Monte has worked hard to achieve her dreams. At thirty-six she’s one of Italy’s youngest professors, and renowned for her knowledge of the ancient world. Old religious texts might make for lonely companions at night, but that’s nothing a bottle of fine wine can’t fix.

When a mysterious summons presents a career-making opportunity, Nina can’t resist. A relic has been found in a 15th Century galley and it’s the kind of discovery encountered once in a lifetime. But floating atop the depths of Lake Garda at the recovery site, Nina senses something is amiss. With local hotelier, Alessandro Pini at her side, she begins to unravel the truth surrounding the relic. She soon realizes that questions of the past pale in comparison to the dangers looming in the present.

The mystical object in Nina’s hands is no trinket; it has the power to change humanity’s perception of existence. MANY BELIEVE A GIFT LIKE THAT IS WORTHY DYING—OR KILLING—FOR.

Fast Track To Glory is a tautly woven thriller … There’s history, religion, plenty of action, and rich descriptions of foreign places … Exotic sights, sounds and smells are described in sufficient detail such that they’re almost tangible, transporting readers to a special place where each new page heightens both the expectation and the odyssey.” – Marta Tandori for Readers’ Favorite

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"A taut adventure that doesn't allow the reader much time to breathe. The pages rush by in a flash, making it nearly impossible to set the action-packed thriller down until you reach the final page. This is the type of story that will keep you up past your bedtime, however you may be so caught up you might not even notice the hours and pages zooming by."
T B Markinson
SPR Book Review
“… Fast Track to Glory joins the tradition seen in the film versions of The 39 Steps, Three Days of the Condor, and The Bourne Identity … we have an unlikely pair of very opposite types, in this case Monte and Pini, thrown together in a relentless chase from a villain who wants both a translation of the secrets of the tablet and to eliminate those who know too much.”
Dr. Wesley Britton
"Fast Track to Glory is a tautly woven thriller somewhat reminiscent of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code ... Exotic sights, sounds and smells are described in sufficient detail such that they're almost tangible, transporting readers to a special place where each new page heightens both the expectation and the odyssey!"
Marta Tandori
Readers' Favorite
"The story is chock full of thrilling action, but balanced with subtle character development. Chrusciel artfully unspools the mystery of the artefact. His writing is polished to a high sheen with taut pacing and fantastic characterization."
John Murray

My Debut Novel




Gran Canaria seems like a paradise destination for Bianka—an ideal escape from her ordinary life in Dublin. When her younger sister receives an unexpected offer for a modelling job on the island, Bianka eagerly agrees to accompany her. Why wouldn’t she? Ten days in a luxury hotel on a sunny island is a dream come true.

But Kacper, Bianka’s fiancé, isn’t thrilled with their departure. There’s someone living on Gran Canaria who doesn’t wish him well, someone who won’t allow Kacper to forget the darkest day in his past—someone who could even seek revenge.

Goyo, a freelance photographer from Barcelona, has no luck in pursuing his career. When he’s offered a lucrative contract for a photo shoot on the Canaries, he knows this is his big chance to turn things around. But he can’t ignore the unsettling feeling that a mysterious woman he recently met is the cause of his new lucky streak—and that her motivations aren’t exactly unselfish.

What begins as a relaxing getaway turns to uncertainty and terror when an inexplicable phenomenon engulfs Gran Canaria—and the people. Will Goyo and the sisters find a way to survive the unleashed darkness?


Praise for Illusive Intrusion

"Chrusciel's debut novel has much going for it. His descriptions of Gran Canaria will pull most readers into the setting and ignite their inner travel bug. The author seems well traveled and has a way of describing even the mundane aspects of travel with pizzazz and humor. Lazy readers will be baffled by the plot and all the twists and turns. The novel starts off slow, but once the action gets going, Chrusciel puts the medal to the pedal and takes the reader on a rollercoaster of a ride."
T.B. Markinson
SPR Book Review
"... intrigue, dark days and romantic suspense ... Illusive Intrusion is one of those rare stories that feels real, that makes you believe you are there, experiencing the story as it is told ... a story that I personally think would make an excellent thriller movie."
Anne-Marie Reynolds
Readers' Favorite