Tuesday, 22 April 2014
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.
About the Author
William R. Leibowitz has been practicing entertainment/media law in New York City for a number of years. He has represented numerous renown recording artists, songwriters, producers and many of the leading record companies, talent managers, merchandisers and other notable entertainment businesses. At one point, he was the Chief Operating Officer/General Counsel for the Sanctuary Group of Companies, a U.K. public company that was the largest ‘indie’ music company in the world (prior to its acquisition by the Universal Music Group).
William has a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from Columbia University. He lives in the village of Quogue, New York with his wife, Alexandria, and dog, George.
William wrote Miracle Man because of its humanistic and spiritual messages and because he feels that in our current times – when meritless celebrity has eclipsed accomplishment and the only heroes are those based on comic books, the world needs a real hero –and that, of course, is Robert James Austin, the protagonist in Miracle Man.
MIRACLE MAN REVIEWS
Winner—Best Thriller 2014 ---National Pacific Book Awards
“To call Miracle Man a 'medical thriller' or a 'political story' would be to do it an injustice. Miracle Man is about miracles, motivations, ethics and morals, and the influence of special interests in the work of genius minds. It's about one 'super' boy's devotion to solving some of medicine's greatest mysteries against forces that would divert these great talents to something darker; and it's ultimately about the ability to withstand moral and ethical temptations against all odds.
Readers are treated to a plot with many twists and turns: it holds intrigue, describes compulsions and diversions, shows how a genius battles dark forces within and outside of himself, and generally paints a powerful picture of a search for privacy, as much as meaning.
And so a gripping novel of psychological tension becomes much more than your usual 'medical thriller', and is a pick for any who want high octane action and emotionally-charged reading right up to an unexpected, gripping conclusion.” …..Midwest Book Review
A+ RATING: DESTINED TO BE A BEST SELLER
“Once in a while, I come across a book that is just one of the most amazingly written works I have had the pleasure to review. Miracle Man is one of those books. Mr. Leibowitz’ book kept me glued to its pages. Every chapter was a joy to read and the trials and tribulations the main character “Bobby Austin” encountered were dramatically presented. The book was well researched and written with a knowledgeable pen. I have to admit, the author would have had me convinced that this was a biography about a genius of a man, had I not known it was a fiction book. This is a magnificent story. Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz is destined to be a best seller. I gave it one of my very rare A+ ratings. It had everything that one could ask for in a good novel. The book is also very “General Audience” in the fact that the author manages to write a dramatically superior novel, without the use of profanity. Give this book a read”. ….William Phenn for blogcritics.org
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: LOVED THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS!!! GREAT READ!!!
“Miracle Man is a heartbreaking, inspirational and beautifully written story. I was absolutely consumed by this story the minute I started reading. I found all the characters to be very well written, consistent, organized and enjoyable. Robert James Austin (“Bobby”) is one of the best characters I have ever read. He is simple and genuine. He sacrifices his life for the betterment of mankind, and with it comes so many moments of heartbreak, you just want to shake him and hold him, and as the reader you can feel the other characters in his life who want to do the same. He is such a beautiful character. I don’t want to say more, to avoid spoilers, but this is an incredible book. I loved the story and I loved the characters. I give Miracle Man 5 Stars.” … Courtney Chebat for SayWhat? Savannah Mae Blog
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: PHENOMENAL BOOK!
Wow!! What can I say? This book kept me on pins and needles. This book made me talk out loud to it! I know it is a GREAT book when I start talking back to the book! This book makes you think. I 200% recommend that you read Miracle Man! …Estella/ Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: EXCELLENT BOOK! LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT
“I do a lot of reading—so I am constantly looking for something new to get excited about. I felt compelled to write this book review since I have been a little frustrated lately with the efforts of the big name fiction writers you all know and I am quite excited by the idea of a new favorite author to follow for a while. I recently stumbled upon Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz. In short –great main character, great story line, very enjoyable writing style that makes the book flow quickly, believable plot, etc. –All the things you hope for in a great book. Miracle Man appears to be the author’s first effort –and I certainly hope it is not his last. I loved everything about this book. The author does a really great job of developing the story and all the characters involved. The main character (Robert James Austin) is a super genius using his powers for the forces of good in the world who has to deal with some powerful forces conspiring against him (internal and external)—morality (in the non-religious sense), human nature (good and bad), corporate ethics (mostly bad)—these are all covered within a very smartly written storyline surrounding a truly great character. The author almost has me believing that he is some form of genius himself… I look forward to Mr. Leibowitz’ next offering. I have placed Miracle Man on the very short list of books that I consider to be really great fiction. Add it to your reading list immediately and you will not regret it. I recommend it highly.” P. Bainlardi/Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: GRIPPING THRILLER! EXCELLENT READ!
Could not put Miracle Man down! Lots of fun to read. Looking forward to Hollywood making a movie of this book….i hope!!! Laura Summer
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: A CAPTIVATING AND PROVOCATIVE STORY FROM A NEW AUTHOR
“I just finished reading this amazing novel. Mr. Leibowitz has truly created a masterful tale of scientific accomplishments, romance, and industry intrigue that will keep you in constant suspense. The only thing missing was a warning: ‘Do not begin to read if you have early appointments!’ Enjoy!” … Diane Arvizu/Amazon Reviews
WHAT MAKES A STORY WELL WRITTEN?
“I highly recommend Miracle Man –it’s compelling. The story flows and has enough twists and changes to always keep you entertained. The novel’s characters are unique and interesting. The book’s main character and the hero is Robert “Bobby” Austin. Bobby is truly a different type of hero. He has all the wonderful ingredients that make a person love and admire the hero. Tragedy after tragedy weighs him down, he continues to persevere and triumph, and ultimately is set on a path of confrontation. Please don’t misunderstand me --Leibowitz has created a character that is both a hero and an anti-hero and does not fit into a pattern or formula. The character never gets stale and predictable. While our hero is unique, I believe that Mr. Leibowitz did not let us down with the story’s antagonists. The story has several villains, each posing serious threats to Bobby or his loved ones. But it is the unique foe that Robert Austin ultimately pits himself against that makes this book. This foe changes Bobby, affects the people around him, and continues to drive the hero, the story and the reader. I don’t want to be a spoiler so I will have to leave it at this.
Well written? What makes a story well written? Heroes you cheer for, characters that you empathize with, and villains that you can loathe. All of that plus –plot and style. Miracle Man presents all this and more. It is a very well written book that made me sympathize greatly with the hero and the people in his life. I cheered him on, wished great things for him, and great harm to his enemies. Give Miracle Man a read.” …William Hargrove for ReaderViews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: ONE WORD: AWESOME
“I read this book in one sitting, and I have to say it’s one of the better books I’ve read in a very long time. I generally read between four and six works of fiction every week, and for me to say this is one of my favorites is really saying a lot. All I can say is that you need to read Miracle Man. At the end of the book, it seemed to me that there could quite possibly be a very exciting sequel, maybe even the possibility of a series. I hope there is at least one more in the works –I’ll read it nonstop when it comes out. Buy this book –you will definitely not be disappointed.” …Mark Mavrantonis/Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: A GREAT STORY “My heart broke for Robert Austin. I wanted to jump into the story and just give him a big hug and be his friend. The story was really well written and engaging and very emotional.” Angela Pratt/Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: A SIZZLING GOOD TIME
“Loved, loved this book. An honest to goodness thriller from start to finish. Characters jump off the pages and get under your skin so you cannot put it down. Topical and smart. Miracle Man should be the next book you read if you’re looking for a rollicking good time.” ….Rick Joseph/Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS
“Miracle Man is one of the most compelling, intelligent and engaging books I have read in a long time …a real page turner!!!” J. Oberto/Amazon Reviews
FASCINATING, THRILLING AND REALISTIC!
“This book sure has an opening. I’ll definitely say that. The prologue is mysterious, interesting and really makes you want more right away. The author has the hook down pat. I don’t want to spoil it. I see a bunch of reviewers telling you what the beginning is, but it’s better that you just read and find out, because I didn’t expect what it was from the opening! It kept me reading, and I think it’ll keep you reading as well.
This book’s got a great storyline. I thought the author really took the time to flesh Bobby out, and really give us a driving force for him. He’s a great character, and with great people, there’s always someone trying to manipulate them. That’s exactly the story here. It’s perfect. The writing is solid, the story is refreshing and it’s got a strong main character. Technically speaking, the author has written a great novel. It flows, it draws you in, and it finishes strong.
As for plot, you’ve got a genius character, who we follow through his life, and the great thing is that this book isn’t over anyone’s head. It’s a read for every person who likes thrillers and science. It’s a thriller, not just in the hidden agendas and motives but also on a personal level, because you really start to care about Bobby, and want to see Bobby happy and succeeding in what he chooses. It really pulls you in, you just start to feel it.” … Sunshine and Mountains Book Review Blog