Verdict: FAST TRACK TO GLORY is an engaging adventure featuring a feisty professor risking it all to protect an unusual artifact as a group of sinister treasure hunters give chase.
A university professor is tasked with a secret mission to verify a recently discovered artifact, but is thrown into a strange conspiracy with a madman at the helm.
Nina Monte, a professor of the history of religions, is called in by a group of European officials to journey to Lake Garda in Italy to verify an artifact recently pulled out of a sunken ship. The artifact’s discoverer is a strange art collector with a penchant for diving too long without oxygen, violent outbursts, and power. Upon arrival Nina’s fate is intertwined with a young, brash hotelier reeling from the death of a close friend. Without time to catch their breath, Nina and Alessandro flee the country with danger hot on their heels.
FAST TRACK TO GLORY is an adventure in the vein of The DA VINCI CODE. The biggest, and most interesting distinction between the two, is Nina Monte. Nina is an intelligent and feisty professor dealing with increasingly dangerous situations with surprising aplomb. While Alessandro buckles from the pressure, Nina steps up to prevent the artifact from landing in the wrong hands. The story is chock full of thrilling action, but balanced with subtle character development. Chrusciel artfully unspools the mystery of the artifact, which drives the story forward even during the quiet moments. His writing is polished to a high sheen with taut pacing and fantastic characterization. A strong female lead and a sinister group of treasure hunters led by a psychotic madman make for an interesting read that blends action, adventure, religion, and a sweet romance.
FAST TRACK TO GLORY is an engaging adventure featuring a feisty professor risking it all to protect an unusual artifact as a group of sinister treasure hunters give chase.