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The Sixth Station

3.49 of 5 stars 3.49  ·  rating details  ·  250 ratings  ·  69 reviews
Some say Demiel ben Yusef is the world’s most dangerous terrorist, personally responsible for bombings and riots that have claimed the lives of thousands. Others insist he is a man of peace, a miracle worker, and possibly even the Son of God. His trial in New York City for crimes against humanity attracts scores of protestors, as well as media and religious leaders from ar ...more
Paperback, 464 pages
Published December 31st 2013 by Forge Books (first published January 22nd 2013)
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Kati
To be honest, I made it to pg 66 (the end of Chapter 6) and as I started Chapter 7 I realized that this book was going nowhere, fast. There was a lot of back & forth, a ton of unnecessary detail, too many cliches in too short a timespan, the main character was 1 dimentional and annoying as a character can be. The "BLOW THINGS UP" event: a kiss from the accused-terrorist, which consumes about 5 pages, and the immediate follow-up is not a round-the-world run from bad people a la _The DaVinci C ...more
Julie Schoerke
OMG! This is book is a MUST read! I should have been traipsing around amusement parks with my child in Florida during my holiday - instead I was holed up with this thriller and could not put it down!

Some of the best novels are written by journalists and this one knocks it out of the ball park. Meticulously researched, the premise that a world-terrorist on the scale of Osama Bin Ladin - or perhaps even bigger - may not be who the world religious leaders have come together to crucify as well as n
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Matt
Stasi, new to the fiction scene, brings much attention to herself with this novel. Tackling not only the intricacies of active narration and dialogue, but also the nuances of acerbic wit, fact-embedding, and keeping the plot moving, she is able to entertain the reader from the get-go and keep their attention throughout. A storyline torn from the genre of Dan Brown or Sam Bourne, Stasi layers some interesting ideas as she introduces a plethora of characters, whose personas weave themselves togeth ...more
Kari Anderson
From Goodreads.com:
Some say Demiel ben Yusef is the world’s most dangerous terrorist, personally responsible for bombings and riots that have claimed the lives of thousands. Others insist he is a man of peace, a miracle worker, and possibly even the Son of God. His trial in New York City for crimes against humanity attracts scores of protestors, as well as media and religious leaders from around the world.

Cynical reporter Alessandra Russo heads to the UN hoping for a piece of the action, but soo
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Nikki
I got this book for free through goodreads first reads. Thank you!!!

Okai so when I first read the description for this book I must not have noticed the god part. So when I started reading this I was not happy. I wasn't happy because books about god and what not just are not my thing. But I was pleasently surprised.

I really liked this book. It kept me wondering what will happen next. I think the author carried out the story pretty well. But there is one thing I don't like. It felt like things ke
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Cheryl
Alessandra Russo is a newspaper report. She along with a bunch of other reporters are covering one of the biggest stories. Terrorist, Demiel ben Yusef is being tried at the United Nations. Upon his arrival Demiel stops right in front of Alessandra and kisses her. With just one kiss Alessandra’s life is changed forever. Now she is on the run.

Usually I try to stray away from books that focus mainly on religion and this also includes fiction books. One because I have my own beliefs and two because
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Dianne
What a pleasant surprise! The description of this book caught my eye and sounded like something I would like, I just didn't know how much I would enjoy this fast-paced, detailed read!

The story opens with Alessandra Russo, an experienced reporter being awakened by her boss to head out immediately to a breaking story of epic proportions. Immediately, you pick up on Alessandra's attitude, feisty with a strong personality, headstrong, independent and a little worn out from life. Her narration of the
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William Bentrim
The Sixth Station by Linda Stasi

Dan Brown meet Sandra Brown. This is a novel of the 2nd Coming. Alessandra Russo has a Manhattan size chip on her shoulder and a mouth most truck drivers would be ashamed of having. She despises hypocrisy and authority equally. She finds herself caught up in a millennium old religious conspiracy.

Demiel ben Yusef is either Satan incarnate or the Son of God. Alessandra finds herself trying to discover which.

This book had a fast pace incongruent with it’s thought p
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Jacqui
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Gloria Elia
I was fortunate to get an advanced copy of this book. I'm an avid reader with one rule. If the book doesn't draw me in by the end of chapter two, I put it down and never open it again. The Sixth Station drew me in after chapter one. As a person who spent most of her life living in NY, I felt as if the main character was someone I knew. She's tough, sassy and smart. I think Linda Stasi did a good job of developing her lead characters: some familiar, some exotic, all original. It's a thriller that ...more
Susan Edelman

It's history on a collision course with current affairs. Could Jesus Christ emerge in Manhattan after being cloned from a speck of blood? Is it a miracle or a monstrosity? That's the fascinating premise of this fun, thrill-packed tale. It starts with a mysterious kiss. Reporter Alessandra Russo is thrust into chasing the story of the millennium and takes you along for a wild ride. She's like no other heroine you've met: down-to-earth with a healthy appetite and a self-deprecating humor. She crac
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Tina Simms
I wanted to read this book as I'm a fan of Linda Stasi's TV Review in the New York Post. Alessandra Russo, like Ms. Stasi, comes across as a quick-witted, street-smart reporter with a terrific sense of humor and no-nonsense attitude! As much as I enjoyed the storyline, I was very impressed with the historical background, which I believe took Ms. Stasi several years to research. However, all that work pays off, and I hope this is the first of many novels from her. Readers of this novel are in for ...more
Nina Dobkin
I could not put it down- from the first page it draws you in.

I am a huge reader and this was so different and exciting....it was really a pleasure.

It is one of those books that stays with you for days- and you are sorry when its over!

The characters were so life like I felt like I had new friends- and they are characters I hope to see in future books...like we do Alex Deleware and Dr.Scarpetta.

The plot had me guessing from beginning to end- and the final ending was a real shocker.

I will say no m
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Damien
Linda Stasi's The Sixth Station is quick paced, fun, and informative all rolled into one. I had to write a review after reading some of the other ones . Like her or not, the main character is intriguing, abrasive, feisty and fun also rolled into one. The entire time I read this book all I kept thinking was what a great movie it would make. Stasi's exciting writing style tells a great story and you read it as if you were in a theater plowing through a bucket of popcorn. You can't stop. You can't ...more
Maria Mcbride
Gripping, amusing, fast-paced adventure inspired by tragic and terrifying current events and religious history. Written by a reporter who knows what it feels like to be on the run in great looking shoes! From the steps of the UN to the Vatican and so many hot spots in between, this suspenseful novel creates a memorable character, move over Dan Brown

Henry Lazarus
Linda Stasi has an exciting thriller created out of an idea that religious folk might find upsetting, but seculars might find silly. In 1982 a cult cloned Jesus. In 2015 Demiel ben Yusef is on trial in New York City for blowing up religious buildings a round the world. Alessandra Russo, one of the last print reporters, manages to get close to the route the heavily chained Christ and, like The Sixth Station (hard from Tor) of the cross, Demiel steps over to Alessandra and gives her a kiss. Soon A ...more
Eric Clark
I Won a Signed copy of this book as a Goodreads.com first read. It was a very controversial read and very well written and researched. I truly enjoyed reading this intriguing adventure. Kudos to Lind Stasi for not only delivering a wonderful story but an educating experience.
Colleen
This book was billed as similar to the Da Vinci Code, so I was eager to read it. I was disappointed. The overall premise was too incredible to believe, the author jumped around too much and I found it hard to follow.
Meg Leader
Really interesting premise. Not clear about the ending, exactly.
My biggest problem with this book was the heroine was not exactly smart. She was snarky and pugnacious about her beliefs, constantly interrupting people she was trying to get information from rather than letting them speak. Dumb technique for a reporter, which made me question her abilities.

I loved the premise of this story--which I won't reveal so as not to be a spoiler. But I think it could have been better written with better q
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Kathy
I read this because it was on some critic's "books to read list." Wish I remembered which critic so I won't follow their advice again. It's an interesting premise to re-tell the New Testament in a modern setting, with cloning, GPS, astronomy, geo-politics, etc. It's just that this book doesn't do it well. The switching back and forth of who was a "good guy" and who was a "bad guy" was exhausting, and only added confusion to the story. If you need to kill time on an airplane ride, this would be f ...more
Bonnie
Riveting! A real nail biter laced with history, politics, religion .... And romance! Can't wait to see the movie version...... Who will play Alessandra Russo? This is a must read!
Kate
"The Sixth Station" is suspenseful and well-researched but also a really fun, funny read. Well done, Linda Stasi!
Alicia
I picked this book up on a whim and it was fantastic. A UN tribunal is starting in New York City to try the world's most dangerous terrorist. However there are large groups of people who believe that he is a man of peace and might possibly even be the second coming of Jesus. Journalist Alessandra Russso is suddenly brought into this story when terrorist Demiel ben Yusef stops in front of her and then kisses her. Suddenly Alessandra is shoved into the spotlight and her life is in danger. Next she ...more
Linda Munro
I learned about this book via the giveaway section of goodreads.com, when I put it on my want to read list (December 2012), I finally decided it was time to clear that list up a bit.

What did I expect from this book? I really wasn’t positive. The book has its own website which begins with: “Some say Demiel ben Yusef is the world’s most dangerous terrorist, personally responsible for bombings and riots that have claimed the lives of thousands. Others insist he is a man of peace, a miracle worker,
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Viviane Crystal
Alessandra Russo is a smart, sassy journalist who loses jobs because of her cynical, snide comments; but she’s a true journalist who will do anything for a story, anything! But her life in search of the award-winning story is about to go ballistic!

Alessandro gets pulled into the middle of a crowd of thousands awaiting the arrival of Demiel ben Yusef for his trial. For he is accused of being a terrorist responsible for the murder and horrific suffering of people around where bombs have changed th
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Michael Griswold
The Sixth Station is the debut novel for Linda Stasi. We will start with the positive, The Sixth Station is a 360 page thrill ride that leaves the reader flipping pages two and three at a time and losing hours of sleep because they just have to get through to the end. It has everything a Hollywood action movie from chases through international locales, mysterious murders mixed with the questions of a modern age intrigues of terrorism and the debate between science and religion.

With all of these
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Al

Some say Demiel ben Yusef is the world’s most dangerous terrorist, personally responsible for bombings and riots that have claimed the lives of thousands. Others insist he is a man of peace, a miracle worker, and possibly even the Son of God. His trial in New York City for crimes against humanity attracts scores of protestors, as well as media and religious leaders from around the world.

Cynicalreporter Alessandra Russo heads to the UN hoping for a piece of the action, but soon becomes entangle

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Zoe Kennedy
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Candace (Lovey Dovey Books)
Linda Stasi gives readers food for thought in her chilling mystery. The Sixth Station follows intrepid reporter, Alessandra Russo, as she traverses the world looking for proof that might not exist. Proof that alleged terrorist Demiel ben Yusef is the 'Son of the Son'.

ben Yusef's many followers believe that he is a second Jesus. When Russo is singled out by him on the opening day of his United Nations Tribunal, she becomes a part of his story. She must find proof that he truly is the man of peace
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Anne Monteith
Linda Stasi talks about The Sixth Station on the TODAY Show: http://on.today.com/Yk0eje

Some say Demiel ben Yusef is the world's most dangerous terrorist, personally responsible for bombings and riots that have claimed the lives of thousands. Others insist he is a man of peace, a miracle worker, and possibly even the Son of God. His trial in New York City for crimes against humanity attracts scores of protestors, as well as media and religious leaders from around the world. Cynical reporter Ales
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The popular and well-read columnist/critic for The New York Post, Linda Stasi, has also been an on-camera co-host with Mark Simone on NY 1 TV’s “What a Week!” for the past eight years.

Stasi has appeared on TV talk shows and news channels such as “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The View” as well as CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and many others.

She has served as guest radio
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