An accounting of the travels of Jillian Roman, Special Agent of the
"Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the
worst of us." -- Anonymous
Act II: "Movements of Fire and Shadow"
Part 1: War Without End - "I guess you
could say it all began with Leonard Stroeker."
Part 2: Contact - "I should have
known that Stroeker would turn up in a bar."
Part 3: The Mysterious Professor
Laughlin - "At 5:00, I reluctantly bid Brian goodbye..."
Part 4: Getting To Know You -
"Laughlin and I found a table and kept the conversation light at
Part 5: Breaking and Entering -
"I checked to make sure there were no lights on at Stroeker's
Part 6: The Latter Fire - "As
I locked the door to Stroeker's cabana and quietly slipped into the
Part 7: A Three Hour Tour - "When the
shaking finally subsided..."
Part 8: A Plan of Action - "The
conversation quickly ended with Dr. Volk agreeing to return to
Part 9: Preparations for a Swim - "It
wasn't hard to find the dive shop, once I consulted my map of the
Part 10: Fishing
Expedition - "I woke up shortly before dawn, gathered up my diving
Part 11: Reconnaissance in
Fear - "The difficult part turned out to be finding the
Part 12: Shark Attack! - "We swam
quickly to the cave, magnesium flares in hand."
Part 13: The Altar Chamber -
"We climbed upwards into the next chamber, which was vast..."
Part 14: The Prisoner - "Laughlin
and I made our way back to the prison cell..."
Part 15: Escape Attempt - "I rushed
forward out of the tunnel entrance, aiming my spear gun..."
Part 16: Storm Breaking - "The wind
was stiff and bitter, and sailing was difficult."
Part 17: A Dark and Stormy Night -
"We were able to find a map of Tonga and the surrounding area..."
Part 18: Occam's Razor - "With an
effort, I forced myself to focus on the current situation."
Part 19: Options - "I relaxed a
bit at Laughlin's question, happy to be back on more familiar ground..."
Part 20: You're Not Really Paranoid
if They are Out to Get You - "Somewhat to my surprise..."
Part 21: A Bright and Sunny Day -
"Laughlin and I trudged back through the sand to his cabana."
Part 22: One Step Forward, Two Steps
Back - "By mid-morning, we were in the only medical facility on the
Part 23: A Dangerous Question - "We
were both silent as we began our walk back..."
Part 24: The Search for Stroeker -
"Twenty minutes later, we were seated in the bar."
Part 25: Plans and Preparations -
"I followed Laughlin towards my cabana, feeling a bit flustered."
Part 26: Shots in the Dark - "My head
jerked up at the sound..."
Part 27: Massacre - "My caution, as
it turned out, was unnecessary."
Part 28: Any Landing You Can Walk Away From - "The nurse planned to go with the injured man..."
Part 29: Nightmare at 30,000 Feet - "The hanger wasn't far..."
Part 30: An Unexpected Call - "We
finished the dinner preparations in silence."
"Always do what you are afraid to do." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
STST graphic is the work of Lisamarie Babik.
All text on this page is © by Kris
Fazzari, with the exception of the
Original transcripts were written with Scott Nolan and Michael
Last modified on February 1, 2016 by Kris Fazzari.