Finalist in the 10th Annual Indie Excellence Award for the Political Thriller category
EPSTEIN'S PANCAKE is as close to Le Carré as we’ve got on this side of the Atlantic. It’s historical fiction in the form of a highly charged political thriller, set in the political and financial corruption of Iran-contra. Like Ricki Tarr in The Spy Who Came In From The Cold, Rob Price is a junior guy who lets his private life get mixed up in his agency work. Then he knows too much and his ethics kick in. The pace is relentless, friends die, and the climax is horrific. This is a harsh, driven tale by an unusual new writer.
— MICHAEL SEGEDY, author of
A Lethal Partnership and Hampton Road
America is a country in which the complexity of the truth runs so contradictory to clichés that it can seem revolutionary just by being itself. What Bjarne Rostaing has achieved here is something so free of clichés about minorities, women, and privileged men that we are continually startled by his authority and insight. In the process, he reinvents the heist tale as a commentary on life as it is actually lived.
-- STANLEY CROUCH
Syndicated columnist, author of Kansas City Lightning
Bjarne Rostaing delivers the goods. He knows horse racing — and, more importantly, he knows people. From the racetrack to the back streets of L.A., BREEDERS zings with flavor and flair. A strong debut novel from a writer who we should be hearing a lot more from.
— C.E. LAWRENCE, author of
Silent Slaughter and Silent Stalker
Bjarne Rostaing was an editor at the SoHo Weekly News, won a First Place AFI Award for a sports video and worked with Uma Thurman in Kiss Daddy Goodnight. As a sports writer, he exposed the 1984 US Olympic blood doping scandal in Sports Illustrated. His previous books include Breeders (St. Marks Press), Phantom of the Paradise with Brian DePalma (Dell) and Bill Walton's Book of Bicycling (Bantam). He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.