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Sunday, October 8, 2023 @ 4:00 pm EDT - 5:00 pm EDT

Meeting Location:
  • In-Person
The Muse Writers Center
2200 Colonial Avenue, #3
Norfolk, VA 23517 United States

Dominic Pistritto Book Launch and Q&A

Join The Muse Writers Center for a reading by Dominic Pistritto from his new book, Project: Apex One. After the reading, there will be a Q&A and book signing. This event will be held in person at The Muse and copies of the book will be available for purchase. See the Muse’s current Covid-19 policies. You can also watch this hybrid event live on Zoom.


About the book:

In 2083, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch has successfully consumed most of the worlds oceans, decimating the aquatic populations on a massive scale. After years of inattention from the worlds governments, scientists from the International Preservation Foundation make a grim discovery. Within five years time, half of all species of sharks will have become instinct, leading to universal and irreversible consequences. To combat the inevitable catastrophe, founder and CEO of the Foundation, Prof. Henry Mitchell, deploys scientist Dr. Richard and Maxine Arlington on a mysterious and covert mission at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Unbeknownst to United States Congress, the Foundation has successfully completed their felonious marine-based genetic engineering procedures. Covering his tracks with a legal multi-billion dollar project to preserve the ozone layer, Prof. Mitchell arrogantly releases his monumental creatures upon the seas, inflicting a primal fear long forgotten by man. As a result, the leviathans of the deep cause multiple fatalities, and the Arlington’s discover the foundations frightening secret with the knowledge to stop the monstrous beasts once and for all.

Aboard an aged research vessel, the trio of scientists embark on a treacherous journey with a captain of a bygone era. Surpassing overwhelming odds amongst the seven seas and forces of nature beyond their control, the clock ticks down as the great beats of prey close in on the small crew. The fleeting scientists must rely on nothing but their instincts and knowledge to survive mankind’s first formidable experiment of synthetically born hunters amongst the animal kingdom.


About the author: 

Dominic Pistritto has always appreciated the world’s oceans for as long as he can remember. Fascinated by the perplexities of the deadliest sharks on the face of the planet, he has striven to craft a unique techno-thriller respecting the ancient predator in a new light. Witnessing the rising threat of pollution amongst the seas, he offers a fictitious future of dark genetic alterations to accommodate for mankind’s ongoing negligence. With his second novel, he hopes to inform and entertain on a grim dilemma which as already affected our world as a whole.


Please note: This class or event is in-person and will be held at our center.