Richard Rashke is the author of several nonfiction books including The Killing of Karen Silkwood, Useful Enemies, and Escape from Sobibor. His books have been translated into eleven languages and have been adapted for stage and screen (Silkwood was made into the Academy Award-winning film starring Meryl Streep; Escape from Sobibor was made into an acclaimed ten part mini-series). Rashke is also a screenwriter and a playwright whose work has appeared on network television as well as in theaters in New York, Washington and Miami. He lives in Washington, D.C.
PRAISE FOR The Killing of Karen Silkwood: "This riveting book gets beyond the surface facts and simple emotions of the Silkwood case to the fundamental and in some cases frightening aspect of a story that may never be completely told." -- Christian Science Monitor "An impressive and vital new book, or better yet, just call it `impressive and vital. . .' meets a demanding test of objectivity." -- Washington Post "An admirable job of separating what is fact. . .from supposition, what is theory from what is documented evidence. For that alone, the book is valuable." -- New Republic "Nobody - not Ian Fleming, not Agatha Christie - could have concocted a murder mystery/spy thriller as intriguing as the Karen Silkwood story." -- The Trial Diplomacy Journal "First-rate reporting and tight, edgy writing." -- Kirkus Reviews "A true-life thriller. . . raises serious and disturbing questions." -- Playboy "Exciting. . .important." -- Boston Globe "A powerful indictment of one nuclear corporation and the nuclear industry as a whole." -- Library Journal "Chilling." -- Atlantic Monthly "Suspense is ever-present. Shocks are electric." -- San Francisco Chronicle "This jam-packed little thriller has all the elements of a best-selling novel. . .There is one catch. It's all true." -- Florida Sun-Sentinel