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By Marc J. Seifer

within the culture of Exodus and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, comes a sweeping two-tiered kin saga with a latest tale referring to ace reporter Rudy Styne, who runs into his look-alike at an airport in Munich whereas monitoring a grasp laptop hacker, and a again tale concerning the Maxwells, a flip of the 20 th century Jewish kinfolk suffering to construct the main prestigious airline in Bavaria. the trendy tale starts, the place booklet 1, Rasptuin’s Nephew ends, with the wedding of Rudy Styne to his fascinating (and very pregnant) female friend Chessie Barnsworth. on the marriage ceremony, an old Jewish guy, Abe Maxwell, looks who it seems that is one way or the other relating to Styne. because the reader will come to determine, in Doppelgänger and its sequel, Crystal evening, Abe Maxwell is usually tied to the again tale that is in some way with regards to Rudy Styne’s German look-alike.

Concerning the again tale, Seifer brings this important Maxwell kinfolk alive as we watch brothers use their savvy to increase their little airline empire in a antagonistic atmosphere, with the elder brother, Elias, dealing with the enterprise finish, by way of partly, assimilating into the Christian neighborhood, and the more youthful brother, Simon, grasp mechanic and daredevil, dealing with the creation finish, developing aeroplanes for his or her personal airline and in addition automobiles for count number Zeppelin. As we watch the century strengthen in the course of the family’s eyes, we additionally watch Simon input the first actual aerial competitions the place he races opposed to such ecu aeronauts as Sopwith, Bleriot, Fokker and Junkers to construct the quickest and most productive flying computer. yet larger forces interfere as Simon unearths himself stuck up within the nice warfare as an ace pilot for Germany flying along such heavyweights as Hermann Göring, his boyhood buddy and later day Nazi celebration chief, the Blue Max, the pink Baron and Ernst Udet, the best surviving German pilot from this primary international conflict, as they conflict opposed to the very French and British colleagues Simon had raced simply years before.

In Doppelgänger, Marc Seifer runs a narrative of the 20 th century via German eyes including a modern U.S. homicide secret set within the cyber-world. He masterfully ties the 2 tales jointly via Abe Maxwell (b. 1906) who's approximately ninety eight years previous within the modern tale. Seifer tied Abe to either Rudy Styne, the hero, from the U.S. to Rolf Linzman, Rudy’s occasionally protagonist, of Germany.
In remarkable distinction to Herman Wouk who used the legendary… “Enduring Jew” within the Winds of struggle and battle and Remembrance, Seifer makes use of Abe Maxwell… a full-fledged hero whose existence, even though unbelievable, continues to be utterly possible.

Marc J. Seifer, Ph.D., is the best-selling writer of Wizard: The existence & occasions of Nikola Tesla. Featured within the big apple occasions, The Wall highway magazine, The Washington put up and clinical American, with appearances on AP foreign television, NPR, PBS the yank event, the BBC and Coast to Coast Radio, he has lectured at West element army Academy, Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England, for the Serbian Academy of Sciences in Belgrade, in organization with the united states country division in Zagreb Croatia, LucasFilms business mild & Magic and the United international locations. Dr. Seifer is a handwriting specialist and retired instructor of psychology from Roger Williams University.

Keywords: modern day mystery, secret, laptop hacker, anti-Semitism, German historical past, pink Baron

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