Los Angeles Review of Books

Conversation with author Ivy Pochoda, Los Angeles Review of Books.

I’M PRETTY CERTAIN that I’d be just as happy to read a novel about the actual Sebastian Rotella as I was to dive into his latest thriller featuring his fictional counterpart Valentine Pescatore. Rotella, an award-winning journalist for ProPublica whose beat includes counter-terrorism, human rights, and migration, has an awe-inspiring arsenal of knowledge and thrilling hands-on experiences to draw from for his brilliant series starring the dashing, multilingual Pescatore. But don’t expect conventional ripped-from-the-headlines fare. Rotella’s work is much more than that — Read more

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