The Big Empty
by Ritch Gaiti
Release Date: May 31, 2013
The ten years had slipped by like a century. I never thought I’d see New York again and now I find myself buried in its bowels, unsure of what I was after – but I couldn’t stop until I found it. I snaked through the city bureaucracy, historical landmarks and some of the most prominent properties in the city, all intricately linked. Nothing fit, yet everything connected and answers only bred more questions. Somehow it had all been mysteriously tied back to me.
Deep within a maze of deceptions and betrayals, I uncovered a massive conspiracy among the most esteemed organizations in the world–and the truth that had sent my life into a tailspin ten years ago was far from true. Suddenly, this seemingly routine assignment had enormous stakes and consequences. Now it was up to me to mend an ancient injustice and the fate of an entire culture.
“…masterfully conceived, exquisitely written, dramatically atmospheric…Highly recommended.” Grady Harp, Literary Aficionado/Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer
“…a home run with fiction lovers, conspiracy theorists and anyone who likes a fast-paced mystery that keeps the reader guessing until the very end.” Pacific Book Review
“…characters are detailed, realistic, and incredibly three dimensional…you are never exactly sure who is trustworthy.” Laurie Love, AGoddessofLiterature.com
Ritch Gaiti is an author, an artist and a former Wall Street Executive. He focuses on a wide range of subjects and genres: from drama to suspense to humor; from fiction to non-fiction. His first book, Points, Women Have Them, Men Need Them, was a humorous relationship book. Afterwards, sticking with humor, he wrote Tweet, a fictional satire on consumerism and the advertising industry. Recently, Tweet has been optioned for a feature film. His last book, Dutching the Book, a fictional drama based on real people and events, delivers an absorbing story about horse racing and gambling in 1960’s Brooklyn.
Ritch has also written articles for magazines, including Private Wealth, Tango and Balance magazines and has been featured on national TV and radio, including a guest appearance on the Today Show, opposite Joan Rivers.
In addition to writing, Ritch is a recognized artist who exhibits regularly in galleries and museums across the country. His portfolio can be viewed on: www.Gaiti.com. He is also recreational pilot and enjoys tennis and skiing.
If you could travel in a time machine where would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would travel to yesterday. I would never want to see the future-it would take the mystery out of life. I would love to be a fly on the wall while Steve Jobs or Leonardo DaVinci did their magic.
If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A refrigerator and a very long extension cord. Ok, maybe a knife, a firestarter and a picture of my family.
What is one book everyone should read?
A Stone for Danny Fisher by Harold Robbins
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’ve been a huge Superman fan since I was tiny and I always wanted to fly. I even got my pilot’s license-been flying for about ten years.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon, eggs, rye toast and OJ
What book are reading now?
THE BIG EMPTY-actually, I am reading my own book as a reader- a luxury that authors rarely get to experience. After reading it over a two hundred times while it went through the various stages of development, I was very surprised that I still anticipated the next chapter and was. occasionally, surprised at what happened.
What’s your favorite season/weather?
Winter and snow – as long as it’s only for a season. I love the change of seasons – I even like summer a little bit but not for too long.
What was your favorite children's book?
I don’t think I have one….
Any pet peeves?
Narrow minded people, inconsiderate people, useless self-serving politicians, excessive consumerism where the individual has no say, standing in line, being on hold, computer phone calls, arrogance (probably a few others…)
Beach or Pool?
Pool or lake
M&M’s Or Skittles?
Favorite Ice cream?
If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world, which would it be?
The Carpetbaggers by Harold Robbins
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I have two other books in my creative pipeline – Up the Corp, a satire about corporate life and Mosaic, a black comedic mystery.a Rafflecopter giveaway