Rasputin’s Nephew: A Psi-Fi Thriller!

In brilliantly written novel Marc transports us into a sci-fi thriller that, while complex, is riveting because of the quality of both his style of writing and the manner in which he lets his imagination soar.
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Seeing the Future New Novel Focuses on Premonitions and Terrorism in Near Future NEW YORK CITY, NY – Sometime in the near future, a New Age movement makes telepathy and telekinesis real world possibilities, and a reporter experiences one of these psychic powers. He is then thrust into a secret plot that threatens all humanity in the new novel, RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW: A New Age Thriller by Marc J. Seifer.

RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW takes the reader into the not-so-distant future, where terrorism threatens the nation and premonition is reality. Rudy Styne is a reporter for Modern Times Magazine, who wakes one morning from a strange, foreboding dream. Later in the day, the dream comes true, and Rudy is left bewildered. He decides to get to the bottom of these premonitions by doing an article for the magazine on the subject. He travels to Bhutan to meet with an avatar and then interviews Abdullah Manu, a renowned Egyptian superpyschic who can move objects with his mind and read people’s thoughts. Along the way, Rudy uncovers a heinous plot to topple the West with an army of cybernetic soldiers.

At an international symposium on psychotronics in Italy, Rudy and his girlfriend, Chessie Barnsworth, meet the amiable neurophysicist Dr. Imo Bern. Rudy and Chessie are shocked to learn that the young doctor is an associate of notorious ex-KGB agent Georgi Boshtov, who they suspect is in charge of the brutal crusade to destroy the West. It is a race against time and a test of minds as Rudy dashes to stop Boshtov from destroying the western world, but Rudy tumbles deep into trouble when he learns to his horror that he is the next target. Can he save the future? Only Rasputin’s Nephew can reveal the answer.

A mad concoction of science and New Age philosophy, RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW rips through the fabric of the reality that you’re familiar with… [sucking the protagonist, Rudy Styne] into a tangle of… mad scientists, murderers, magicians, mechanical assassins and mystics – all on separate paths, all linked, all one…. The uniqueness of the story’s… trajectory was very intriguing and I salute the author’s ambition in writing it. Sara Kay

An espionage thriller, (a la Tom Clancy)…. You write with great intelligence and authority. Nicolette Phillips, New Vision.

This is a terrifically original book, with elements of satire as well. Dr. Stanley Krippner, author of Song of the Siren

Like a journey through the Major Arcana [of the Tarot], RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW takes the reader into the bizarre and mind-boggling world of the paranormal. I enjoyed Marc Seifer’s book thoroughly.Uri Geller, Paranormalist Extraordinaire

Wall Street Journal and USA Today best selling author of WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA, BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS is Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D. Star of the 5-part mini-series THE TESLA FILES available on HuLu, Dr. Seifer has been hailed as a great story teller. His creation of the RUDY STYNE QUADRILOGY is the result of over 30 years research and writing. Embedded in each tale are real events spanning such topics as psychic warfare, the history of flight, flying with the Red Baron during WWI, the real history of the so-called Miracle at Dunkirk and the understanding of the onset of WWII from both the Jewish and German perspective, forensic handwriting investigation what it is like for an expert to testify in court. The contemporary side of each story follows our hero, Rudy Styne, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine as he seeks to solve a murder in each case. Featured in The New York Times, Wired Magazine on Coast to Coast Radio, the BBC, and American Experience, a graduate of the University of Chicago and Saybrook University, Marc J. Seifer is a retired psychology professor from Roger Williams University. Google his YouTube/Vimeos for each title as he explains an overview of (1) RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW, (2) DOPPELGANGER, (3) CRYSTAL NIGHT and (4) FATE LINE.
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With a Masters degree from the University of Chicago, and a Doctorate from Saybrook University, Marc J. Seifer has taught courses on consciousness and parapsychology at Providence College Continuing Ed and psychology at Roger Williams University. Having conducted many successful dream telepathy experiments, in 1983, Dr. Seifer appeared as the “Psychic Sleuth” for TV’s PM Magazine. He has lectured at West Point Military Academy, Brandeis University, the United Nations, CCNY, LucasFilms Industrial Light & Magic, at Oxford University and Cambridge University in England, before the Serbian Academy of Sciences in Belgrade, also in Croatia, Canada and Israel. His articles have appeared in Wired, Civilization, Parapsychology Review, The Historian, Psychiatric Clinics of North America and Cerebrum. Featured in Brain/Mind Bulletin, The New York Times, The Washington Post, New Scientist, The Wall Street Journal and on the back cover of Uri Geller’s book MindMedicine, Dr. Seifer has also appeared on the BBC, NPR and Coast to Coast Radio and on TV on The History Channel, American Experience and Associated Press International. He is the author of FRAMED! Murder, Corruption & a Death Sentence in Florida; Transcending the Speed of Light; Where Does Mind End? The Rudy Styne Quadrilogy: Rasputin’s Nephew, Doppelgänger, Crystal Night and Fate Line and the biography WIZARD: The Life & Times of Nikola Tesla. In RASPUTIN'S NEPHEW Marc covers his complex and controversial field in an exciting thriller involving assassination and the attempted kidnapping of a super psychic by the Russians uncovered by his hero, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine, Rudy Styne. In a bracing Prologue Marc recreates the proscenium arch for his story about Russia – ‘It was that brief period after the collapse of the Soviet Union, before Google was Google, ebooks and smartphones and before the Internet was truly ubiquitous. Right-wing extremist Petar Bonzovalivitch had waited his entire life for an opportunity like this… To maintain power, a new more clandestine measure had to be taken. Now was the time to institute a covert assassination team that would be virtually untraceable, the latest weapon: psionic warfare. Timing was everything, so Petar Bonzovalivitch sent in a proposal and set up a top secret meeting with the High Command. Accompanied by his little army of neuroscientists and psionic soldiers, Bonzo the Pipe Dreamer, as he was affectionately known, was able to demonstrate psychokinetic feats, such as using mental energy to levitate small objects, hypnotize subjects, blank out smart phones and erase computer hard drives, and thus he was able to convince the great power that this virgin method of brain manipulation would be more effective with little chance of backlash. Added to the list of targets would be neuroscientists and psychophysicists from the West, any researcher who had a chance of discovering the technique that would reorient the balance of power back to where it belonged.‘ In brilliantly written novel Marc transports us into a sci-fi thriller that, while complex, is riveting because of the quality of both his style of writing and the manner in which he lets his imagination soar. The story is well distilled in his synopsis – ‘Rasputin’s Nephew takes the reader into the not-so-distant future, where psychotronic terrorism threatens the nation and premonition is reality. Rudy Styne is a reporter for the posh 5th Avenue publication Modern Times Magazine, who wakes one morning from a strange, foreboding dream. Later in the day, the dream comes true, and Rudy is left bewildered. He decides to get to the bottom of these premonitions by doing an article for the magazine on the subject. He travels to Bhutan to meet with an avatar and then interviews Abdullah Manu, a renowned Egyptian superpyschic who can move objects with his mind and read people's thoughts. Along the way, Rudy uncovers a diabolical plot to murder neuroscientists and topple the West with an army of cybernetic soldiers. At an international symposium on psychotronics in Italy, Rudy and his girlfriend, Chessie Barnsworth, meet the amiable neurophysicist Dr. Imo Bern. Rudy and Chessie are shocked to learn that the young doctor is an associate of notorious ex-KGB agent Georgi Boshtov, who they suspect is in charge of the brutal crusade to destroy the West. It is a race against time and a test of minds as Rudy dashes to stop Boshtov from destroying the western world, but Rudy tumbles deep into trouble when he learns to his horror that he has become their next target. Marc J. Seifer joins the ranks of the authors who expand our minds through thrillers that encourage us to think outside the box. Timely, invigorating and entertaining, this is a one of a kind novel that is a ‘must read.’ Grady Harp, April 18

-- Grady Harp Top Contributor: Children's Books HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER

Marc Seifer's book Rasputin's Nephew is a must read. So many twists and turns moving quickly throughout the book. The names, events and murders in the book although fiction seem so very real. The book focuses on the many reporters killed in Russia and how the KGB has it's sights set on murder in the West. The book is extremely relevant in today"s political arena and opens your mind to what is possible. Marc Seifer is brilliant and Rasputin"s Nephew was my favorite read in 2017!

-- Carolyn Coons

About the Author ▸ Marc J. Seifer

Marc J. Seifer, PhD has been a handwriting expert for more than 35 years and was editor-in-chief of The Journal of the American Society of Professional Graphologists for more than a decade. He has worked for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office and Crime Laboratory, the Department of Defense, Undersea Warfare, United Parcel Service, and numerous banks, insurance agencies, and lawyers. He was featured on the History Channel discussing the Howard Hughes Mormon Will and on Associated Press International TV on the handwriting of bin Laden and on PBS American Experience discussing Nikola Tesla. He has lectured at Oxford University, Cambridge University, Brandeis, Cranbrook Retreat, and numerous conferences around the world. Featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and MIT’s Technology Review, his articles have appeared in Wired, Civilization, The Historian, Extraordinary Science and Psychiatric Clinics of North America. Having lived an extraordinary life in a variety of fields, Marc set out to fictionalize his interests and aspects of his life in THE RUDY STYNE QUADRILOGY, four novels spanning over 30 years of writing. In the first novel, RASPUTIN’S NEPHEW, having taught Parapsychology and having worked with a number of super psychics, Marc covers this complex and controversial field in an exciting thriller involving assassination and the attempted kidnapping of a super psychic by the Russians uncovered by his hero, ace reporter for Modern Times Magazine, Rudy Styne. The next two novels, DOPPELGANGER and CRYSTAL NIGHT, continue the exploits of ace reporter Rudy Styne in the modern story as Rudy seeks to track down a major computer hacker. And in the back story, starting in 1906, Marc creates a full-bodied saga about the Maxwells, a Jewish family who build an elite airline in southern Germany, as we follow their travails as one of the brothers, Simon Maxwell, flies with the Red Baron and Hermann Goring for the Kaiser in World War I, and as the Maxwells work hard to maintain their airline as Hitler rises to power through the horrors of the Holocaust and World War II. And in the fourth novel, FATE LINE, Marc fictionalizes aspects of his life as a handwriting expert by constructing a graphological murder mystery as he takes Rudy Styne to Bountiful Utah to track down a kidnapper of a child-star ice-skater, and then back to New York, Indiana, Florida and Rhode Island in his quest to uncover a diabolical plot involving the mystery killings of handwriting experts in all of these states. Along the way, as with each novel, Marc constructs his stories so that the reader learns a great deal of history about each of these fields. These are unique stories that do not follow formula. They are original works that create characters that will stay with the reader long after the last page of each book has been turned. A retired teacher of psychology and forensic graphology at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, his book WIZARD: THE LIFE & TIMES OF NIKOLA TESLA: BIOGRAPHY OF A GENIUS, translated into nine languages has been called “Revelatory” by Publisher’s Weekly (a boxed and starred review), “Serious Scholarship” by Scientific American, a “Masterpiece” by Nelson DeMille and is “Highly Recommended” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.