"In a Nutshell"
The Soviet Union is in turmoil. Right-wing extremist, Petar Bonzovalivitch has taken over and marshaled a cadre of psionic soldiers to topple the West and restore the empire that was once Russia. His head of psi-ops is Dr. Georgi Boshtov, ex-KGB agent and grand-nephew of Rasputin. Needing a new brain to advance their research,their target for capture is
Egyptian superpsychic Abdullah Manu. American Rudy Styne, a news reporter
for Modern Times Magazine, uncovers the plot only to face skepticism
from his boss as he finds to his horror that he may become their next
victim. Mind-boggling, says psychic extraordinaire Uri
Geller. Seifers previous work, Wizard: The Life & Times
Of Nikola Tesla, has been hailed a Masterpiece by best
selling author Nelson DeMille.
There were two events that sparked the writing of Rasputin’s Nephew.
(1) The arrest in Moscow in 1977, of American news reporter Robert
Toth by the KGB, for obtaining a paper on telepathy and brain-wave
biofeedback, and (2) The shabby treatment superpsychic Uri Geller
received from the American press after being tested successfully at
Stanford Research Institute and other U.S. military think tanks. Except
for the fair front-page coverage in TheNew York Times, practically
every other media outlet including the TV networks ABC, CBS & NBC, and also Time and Newsweek, reported the Toth arrest, yet purposefully
edited out the topic of the science paper he received!
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