Epstein's Pancake

A Political Thriller

Fiction - Thriller - General
366 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2016
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Author Biography

Formerly an editor at the SoHo Weekly News, Rostaing won a First Place AFI Award for a sports video and worked with Uma Thurman in Kiss Daddy Goodnight. As a sports writer, he covered the emergence of Americans in professional cycling and exposed the 1984 US Olympic blood doping scandal in Sports Illustrated. 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

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In an exciting and adventurous new read by author Bjarne Rostaing, Epstein's Pancake: A Political Thriller will take readers down a path they certainly may not have expected. Following the story of Vietnam veteran Rob Price just at the tail end of the Reagan years, readers will find enough intrigue and innuendo in this storyline to fill three books! Rob has just lost his Wall Street job, and has taken a new one at a small government agency. He definitely has a chip on his shoulder, and when he finds that the obscure little agency he's working for isn't quite the way it first appeared, well, that's definitely where the real action begins!

I very much enjoyed Epstein's Pancake. In a unique tale of secret deals, secret manipulations, and secret government agencies, readers will find that they are truly surprised as the story wends this way and that, and will never quite be sure where it will end up. Author Bjarne Rostaing has done a great job in creating interesting and dynamic characters that will stay in a reader's head long after the story is done. If that isn't a hallmark of a great writer, I'm not sure what is. I am pleased to recommend Epstein's Pancake to any reader interested in political thrillers, especially those that they won't be able to figure out from the very start. I certainly hope that author Bjarne Rostaing is already hard at work on his next novel. With his unique voice and talent, any new offering would certainly be a winner!