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The Sixth Station (Alessandra Russo #1)

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  312 Ratings  ·  77 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
Dec 30, 2012 Kati rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Matt
Dec 20, 2012 Matt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Julie Schoerke
Dec 30, 2012 Julie Schoerke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Kari Anderson
Mar 20, 2013 Kari Anderson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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William Bentrim
Apr 29, 2013 William Bentrim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Cheryl
May 15, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Nikki
Dec 18, 2012 Nikki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Colleen
Mar 19, 2013 Colleen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Hank Mishkoff
Jan 11, 2013 Hank Mishkoff rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I marked this "read" but I didn't really get very far into it before I quit. Interesting plot, I would have liked to have known how it turned out, but the writing was so amateurish that it was a chore to read.
Jacqui
Jan 06, 2013 Jacqui rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Susan Edelman
Jan 03, 2013 Susan Edelman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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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Gloria Elia
Jan 11, 2013 Gloria Elia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Kathy
Apr 03, 2014 Kathy rated it it was ok
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
Damien
Jan 16, 2013 Damien rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Nina Dobkin
Jan 04, 2013 Nina Dobkin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Tina Simms
Nov 29, 2012 Tina Simms rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Maria Mcbride
Jan 10, 2013 Maria Mcbride rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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

Eric Clark
Dec 19, 2012 Eric Clark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads-wins
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.
Bonnie
Jan 10, 2013 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 27, 2012 Kate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Sixth Station" is suspenseful and well-researched but also a really fun, funny read. Well done, Linda Stasi!
John
May 04, 2017 John rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is written by a catholic about catholic things. I am not a catholic. Apparently a very icon-based religion where "things" have a spirituality all their own. An interesting story but too much use of obscure issues for those unfamiliar with the religion. Would appeal to those who enjoyed Rosemary's Baby and the Da Vinci Code series.
Viviane Crystal
Apr 13, 2013 Viviane Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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Linda Munro
Dec 18, 2012 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Kathy
May 15, 2013 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easy read, but disappointing, I expected more after hearing the author interviewed. Overall an excellent idea for a story, but I felt the book was underdeveloped. It's a book that leaves you wondering why the plot wasn't explored further, there were many opportunities missed, parts seem rushed. The story revolves around the "Son of the Son", Demiel ben Yusef basically a new Christ born from the DNA of the #1 Christ. Christ or Anti-Christ, Terrorist, Cloned? You decide. Where the DNA came from is ...more
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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Calvin
Oct 29, 2014 Calvin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who is interested in good thriller, mystery, suspense novel.
Recommended to Calvin by: Goodreads
Linda Stasi; “The Sixth Station”

Even though the book starts out with a specific Christian bend and more genrally a religious genre; that didn't deter me from completing the book. The first 66 pages seemed somewhat a struggle to get the story out. I had hard time reconciling with the plot after I found it. I had greater expectations of this book, based on Stasi’s journalism back ground, past writing experience media experience etc, along with some of the 5 star reviews from the readers. I'm not s
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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 soon becomes entang

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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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