Chase Novak is the pseudonym for Scott Spencer. Spencer is the author of ten novels, including "Endless Love," which has sold over two million copies to date," " and the National Book Award finalist "A Ship Made of Paper." He has written for "Rolling Stone," the "New York Times," "The New Yorker," "GQ," and "Harper's. "BREED is his debut novel as Chase Novak.
..".A foray into urbane horror, chicly ghoulish, with a malevolent emphasis on family values.... BREED exploits the contrast between civilized and feral behavior. The grand furnishings of the Twisden homestead wind up clawed, chewed and torn as Alex and Leslie's conditions worsen; the cellar goes all Silence of the Lambs. And in a really fine set piece Mr. Spencer stages a long chase through the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the relics of primitive times and the veneer of privilege always coexist.... If Mr. Spencer's name were not openly attached to BREED, it would still read like the work of a serious writer with keen antennas for sensory detail.... Above and beyond its fatality count BREED has originality on its side; the ending is a true shocker. The book sets out to convey what it is like to be 'subject to the whip and rattle of unspeakable temptations.' And it does." "Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"""