Miracle Man by William R. Leibowitz

miracle manSynopsis

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.

Review by Angela 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The synopsis of this story intrigued me greatly. But I wondered if it would be too over my head or hard to understand given the subject matter. There were parts of the story that were a little difficult to get through but for the most part I understood the vast majority of it. I felt sorry for Robert Austin and his plight. He is a very lonely person and no one can see that. All they see when they look at him is a man with an IQ beyond comprehension, not a lonely human being. It seems as though his peers will do whatever it takes to keep him happy and pacified as long as they get what they want. It isn’t until Robert decides to change his path that the real truth comes out.

This is not a feel-good happily ever after story. The ending is a little bit of a shocker and leaves the story open but is not a cliffhanger. Robert has a lot of demons both internal and external that play a huge role in his life. This story is a dark, depressing look at the life of people that are perceived as different, even when they are seemingly surrounded by their own kind. It was a difficult read at times, as my heart broke for Robert. 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. I give this story 5 books.

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