Authors: Beverly Knauer and Murray Rosenthal
Publisher:Wise Words Press
ISBN: 978-0-9977303-5-7


Using a favorite theme in science fiction of “what if?” into a “why not,”authors Beverly Knauer and Murray Rosenthal have crafted an out-of-the-box science fiction story that may at first seem to be impossible, yet when you think about it, you are probably going to shake your head at the end of your reading and say, why not?

What the authors have done is to build on a theory advanced by Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, and futurist, who is known as the father of scalar energy and who experimented with and created inventions using scalar energy. For those of us who are not familiar with scalar energy, myself included, it is defined as subtle energy that can be harnessed to produce healing energy frequencies that are beneficial to our health.

One of the principal characters in
The Exigent Earth: Recently Placed On The Endangered Species List: Humans Dr. Nikolai Sparsinsky, while living in the Soviet Union, uncovered secret, powerful, and fundamental principles of energy, which was an adaptation of Tesla's energy system. He decided that he would not introduce his discovery to the world at large until he was free of the Russian regime.

Eventually, with the help of his future wife, Virginia, who was a geoscientist, he emigrates to the United States where he changes his family name to Sparkman and sets up a laboratory built into a mountainside in the Pryor Mountains of Montana. The US and Israeli Governments sponsor the building of the lab and his research work. Nikolai and an Israeli colleague, who had helped with the construction of the lab, mistrusted governments, and thus they also build in a hidden cave another lab where Nikolai would conduct the secret part of his real work, which would not be divulged to the sponsoring governments.

Among Nikolai's experiments was the discovery where a healthy cell would be able to cure an unhealthy one. As we learn, this was a theory that “Einstein spent his remaining years of life trying to solve by attempting to tie together all known phenomena with the intent to explain the behavior and nature of all the energy and matter in existence. In other words, essentially unlocking the secrets of the universe.”

As the narrative unfolds, Nikolai dies before the birth of his son Zac leaving Virginia to care for him with the help of a Native American, Olivia. Unfortunately, Virginia also dies and Zac, who is now six years old, is raised by his uncle Brian and Olivia, both of whom play important roles in his life. It should be mentioned that through the voice of Olivia, the authors insert another theme into the narrative and something to ponder, the value of spiritual concepts such as traditional wisdom and shamanic healing.

Referred to as her “Child of Light,” Olivia informs Zac that he has an important mission in life. Olivia explains to Zac that “long ago ancient civilizations told about a prophecy-that's something they believe is coming in the future-about some important changes that will happen to our planet Earth. These changes are happening now, and he is here to help people.” Olivia further tells Zac that she is here to help keep his light shining as he possesses a special gift.

It is this unique gift that eventually will cause him all kinds of difficulties with government authorities who are watching his every move as they want to know if there were any experiments that his father had hidden from them and if Zac was carrying on his father's research projects. Was he in possession of any notebooks, papers, tapes and other writings that belonged to his father?

Due to my lack of knowledge with much of the science incorporated into the story, I have to admit that the reading of the novel was at times demanding. Nonetheless, the authors did enlighten me with explanations that made sense. Moreover, they did their research and did not take shortcuts in explaining much of the theories integrated into the plot and the world they created. Kudos to them for also creating a setting that becomes part of the plot and seems real enough to accept along with the action and everyday lives of the characters.

Slowing building suspense with its twists and turns, this absorbing novel weaves together some thought-provoking content that in the words of one of its authors, Beverly Knauer, “will expand the mind and imagination.”

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Beverly Knauer and Murray Rosenthal