Book Title: The Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz
Series: The Miracle Man Series Book 1
Category: Adult Fiction, 446 pages
Publisher: Manifesto Media Group
Release date: February 2014
Tour dates: Aug 6 to Sept 14, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Some profane language, some use of the word ‘g*ddamit’, mature subjects including pandemic disease, terrorism, sex abuse, suicide)
REVERED REVILED REMARKABLE
The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero. Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real.
So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history. But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?
As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect. Yet Austin’s greatest fear is not of this world.
Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal. But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand.
Miracle Man is the winner of a Best Thriller national award, and was named by Amazon as ONE OF THE TOP 100 NOVELS OF 2015, a TOP 10 BEST SELLING THRILLER and a TOP 10 NEW YORK TIMES/AMAZON BEST SELLER
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I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
An infant is found in a dumpster in a plastic garbage bag. Thankfully, he is alive and healthy but there is so much media attention, he is unadoptable because prospective parents think something is probably wrong with the “dumpster baby.” Eventually, a retired couple agrees to take him in as their last foster child and they name him Bobby.
When he is a little older, it’s discovered that Bobby’s intelligence is off the charts. The government takes him to a facility where he can learn and have more resources available than if he were in a public school. Eventually, Bobby parts ways with the government because they want to use his intelligence for the military and Bobby wants to cure diseases.
Bobby ends up winning multiple Nobel prizes because of his work on many diseases. He’s also on the radar of the government, pharmaceutical companies, crazies, and who knows who else. Bobby’s safety is always at risk not just from others but his sanity is also at risk. From the beginning, doctors believed that he could end up losing his mind or entering one of his frequent trances and never coming out of it.
It took me a while to get into Miracle Man. However, it is based on a unique idea and once Bobby was older it was difficult to put the book down. There were times that I skipped paragraphs because it got too technical about things that didn’t affect the story. And it needs editing, mostly for missing quotation marks. Overall, though, it’s definitely a book worth reading. And the end was a big surprise. I’m looking forward to reading the next book, Austin Paradox.
Meet the Author
William R. Leibowitz practices law internationally and prefers not spending too much time in any one place. He is a graduate of New York University and Columbia University Law School.Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook
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