Miracle Man is one of those novels you keep thinking about long after you read the last page. Check out my review and then enter to win a copy of the sequel.
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 f-words, 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
Bobby is determined to use his intellectual superiority to help the world through disease cures. This causes him to have enemies, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. It also conflicts with the government who had given him the opportunity to attend a special educational institution for geniuses and now wants to use him for military and defense advancement. Bobby has to decide how he is going to live his life, a life so far different from everyone else.
This book was captivating and engrossing. There is excellent character development, especially with Bobby and those close to him. We get to see him grow up and develop into a man who becomes a controversy while being revered. We cheer his successes and cry with him when he loses loved ones. Bobby's genius is both a gift and a curse, causing him to have horrific nightmares. Throughout the novel, the reader wonders why this happens, and the author creates a plot surrounding this phenomenon that brings the story to a climactic and surprising ending.
For those concerned with content, there are scenes of drug and alcohol abuse, and mention of men with depraved sexual lifestyles. These are not explicit, however.
I enjoyed reading Miracle Man and look forward to reading the sequel The Austin Paradox. Leibowitz is a great storyteller and I am now a fan.
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