After his father dies, Roman Sebastien is devastated, but his problems really begin when a chance encounter with a complete stranger threatens his very existence.
Roman Sebastien is your average thirty-something careerist. He has spent most of his life working and acquiring and wants for nothing materially. An only child, he's the apple of his parents' eyes and is especially close to his father, with whom he shares a passion for astronomy. Devastated by his father's sudden, untimely death, he quits his job, stops seeing his friends and becomes a virtual recluse in his apartment.
He stays awake all night. Deprived of sleep, he starts having visions of his dead father. His doctor prescribes a dose of sleeping pills but they prove less than worthless.
The visions continue and gradually Roman begins to lose his grip on reality. Just when he's starting to fear for his sanity, he meets the mysterious and charasmatic Baron Von Kruger, a man twice his age. He latches on to this stranger like a drowning man to a life raft, though he doesn't understand why. An unlikely friendship develops, but for Roman, the consequences are at once life-enhancing and life-threatening.
Set in an un-named New World country under constant threat of civil war, Stargazing is an intriguing thriller with existential and metaphysical underpinnings.