Book Review & Giveaway: The Austin Paradox by William R. Leibowitz

Book Title: The Austin Paradox by William R. Leibowitz
Series: The Miracle Man Series Book 2
Category: Adult Fiction, 461 pages
Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Manifesto Media Group
Release date: May 2018
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)

Book Description:

The Austin Paradox continues the remarkable saga of Robert James Austin in a gripping emotionally-charged thriller that explores the most compelling issues of our time.

Having lost his extraordinary intellectual powers in a laboratory explosion that was intended to kill him, Dr. Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in history, whose medical cures saved countless millions, struggles to find meaning in a life that has become devoid of purpose.

As he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in an effort to regain his abilities, Austin battles private demons, otherworldly forces, and a government obsessed with controlling him. When ruthless political and business interests align to pose an existential threat to humanity, Austin is thrust into the maelstrom.

Doubted even by those who love him, Austin is confronted by a harrowing paradox as time runs out to save mankind from extinction.

The Austin Paradox is the sequel to the critically acclaimed, award-winning novel, Miracle Man, which 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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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

At the end of Miracle Man, Bobby came out of a coma and had lost his genius. Now, he and his wife Christina are living under assumed names and are under government protection. They actually have a “normal” family life…at least that’s what they thought for a while. Bobby’s genius returns and it’s obvious that his daughter has inherited his genius too.

All Bobby wants to do, has ever wanted to do, is use his genius for good. He cured several diseases in the past but now he’s up against the same forces he was before; not only his own demons and the government but more. 

I liked Miracle Man, but I liked The Austin Paradox even more. The characters continue to evolve (or devolve) and although this isn’t a thriller in the usual sense, it’s still a page-turner. I definitely recommend reading Miracle Man first. There’s a lot that happened in the first book and this is a continuation. Although it touches on what happened in the past, there was so much in Miracle Man that puts occurrences in The Austin Paradox into perspective. 

Based on the end of the book, there could be a third book on the way. I hope so!






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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