In his award winning novel, Miracle Man, author William R. Leibowitz describes an American tragedy as a newborn infant is placed in a garbage bag, thrown into a dumpster and left to die.
“Struggling to breathe in the stifling darkness of the garbage bag, a paralyzing sense of helplessness overwhelmed the infant. As the putrid odor of decay in the dumpster permeated the air, the newborn was jostled by the bloated bodies of scurrying rats slamming against the garbage bag in their frenetic search for an entrance point. He felt the wind and rain pelt and pull at the bag and threaten to dislodge it from its perilous perch, toppling him in to the vermin ridden dumpster. Completely alone, he screamed.”
Miraculously, the baby is saved by the most unlikely of persons and ultimately grows up to be Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history, who will change the world with his extraordinary medical discoveries.
As the author of Miracle Man stated in a recent interview, “Human life is never expendable. The implications of its loss cannot be predicted no matter how humble its origins or unlikely its promise. In Miracle Man, I wanted to tell a story that underscores the sanctity of human life. I wanted to convey the message, that the death of just one person can have extraordinary repercussions –and similarly, those that save even one life, can save the world.”
Miracle Man has been unanimously heralded by reviewers. The Midwest Book Review said, “To call this novel a ‘medical thriller’ or a ‘political story’ would be to do it an injustice. Miracle Man is about miracles, motivations, and 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, and paints a powerful picture of the search for privacy, as much as meaning. This gripping novel of psychological tension is a pick for any who want high octane action and emotionally-charged reading right up to an unexpected, gripping conclusion.”
Readers of Miracle Man concur. With 100% 5 Star ratings from Amazon, the enthusiasm for this novel has been over-whelmingly positive. The following are representative excerpts of reviews:
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. 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. 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.” …. 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. Robert James Austin (“Bobby”) is one of the best characters I have ever read. He is such a beautiful character. Miracle Man is phenomenal.” …. 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!” …Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: EXCELLENT BOOK! LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT
“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.” …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!!! …Amazon Reviews
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.” …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. In the protagonist, Robert James Austin, Leibowitz has created a character that is both a hero and an anti-hero and does not fit into a pattern or formula. 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. Give Miracle Man a read.” … ReaderViews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: ONE WORD: AWESOME
“All I can say is that you need to read Miracle Man”…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. Miralce Man was really well written and engaging and very emotional.” 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.” ….Amazon Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0 STARS: STAGGERINGLY ORIGINAL
“Miracle Man is one of the most compelling, intelligent and engaging books I have read in a long time …a real page turner!!!” Amazon Reviews
FASCINATING, THRILLING AND REALISTIC!
“This book is perfect. 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
“A perfectly wonderful read. Well researched and plausible, there is an intriguing spiritual element, one that is unique in such stories and an urgency, not often found.” Pacific Book Review
“In his debut novel, Miracle Man, William R. Leibowitz puts a new twist on the thriller. Along the way, he exhibits a keen knowledge of science and medicine. Some readers will see in Robert James Austin (the protagonist), a leading spiritual figure for the modern era.” Palmetto Review
“Miracle Man is a smart thriller that blends together suspense and science in a story of one very special young man’s coming of age. There are enough twists in the plot of Miracle Man to keep things exciting, and Bobby Austin himself is a novel character –a genius who wants to work for the good of mankind, but is driven to self-doubt and bad decisions by his own demons and past. In fact, part of what makes this book so enjoyable is because unlike in many thrillers, the suspense isn’t driven by action alone –it’s also driven by the reader’s wish for Bobby to find happiness and freedom for himself. It’s suspense that arises both from dangerous situations and from the reader’s personal investment in the character, who you watch grow and stumble and succeed from age four to adulthood. There’s also some romance, a reunion, and themes of different kinds of family to add emotional heart to the book ” Penn Book Review
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