4 out of 4 stars
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Rasputin's Nephew by Marc J. Seifer, is a story about the activities of the descendant of a well-known sorcerer known as Rasputin, named Bash Bostov. The storyline takes the reader on a fantastic adventure that covers the globe with stops including Bhutan, Italy, Japan, and Siberia.
Bash, a medical doctor, embarks on a destructive personal mission where he is creating and recruiting cyborgs, to assassinate, eliminate incriminating data, and spread diseases. These villainous activities attract the attention of a journalist named Rudy. His investigations then proceed in collaboration with his friend Koswell, his girlfriend Chessie, and an Egyptian psychic named Abdul Manu.
Rudy’s mundane life is now suddenly turned on end as his research has challenged some very powerful enemies. After barely escaping an assassination attempt, he learns that many “accidental deaths” of famous neuroscientists were not accidents at all. Even after understanding all the risks involved, nothing deters this brave man from following the trail to it's conclusion.
What I admired the most, was the writing pattern of the author. I loved the way the engaging plots were linked and how they related back to the characters in the story. The character description was on point and the reading tempo heightened progressively.
Of the character descriptions that I mentioned, I found Manu's character most intriguing. The graphic description of the character made it easy to imagine what sort of personality he presented. I found his transformations quite mysterious and amazing. Chessie, Rudy's girlfriend, loves him dearly and cares greatly for the love of her life. Dr. Bash's character seemed quite amusing to me. He represented a man who was misled, and then made major decisions based on those misunderstandings.
What I loved the most about this book was the deeply engaging narrative of the story. Humor also added value in certain parts of the story, and that also kept me entertained.
What I disliked about the book was the frequent use of useless profanities. Their occurrence resulted in several interruptions in the reading tempo. The book seems to be professionally edited as I found no errors whatsoever.
I am rating the book 4 out of 4 stars. Rasputin's Nephew was very entertaining. I am very impressed by the author's writing style and his attention to details.
I recommend this book to adults who love sci-fi stories. Also, readers with an affinity for the psychic genre will also find this book entertaining.
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