Authors: William R. Leibowitz
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Extraordinary acclaim for William R. Leibowitz’
Winner — Best Thriller — National Pacific
a ‘medical thriller’ or a ‘political story’ would be to do it an injustice.
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
“The story of Robert James Austin proves the talent of William R. Leibowitz. Rushing like a river in a torrential rain,
stuns and entertains, swivels and twirls above and beyond that which we know. Absolutely brilliant in plot and characters, I could not put this novel down for even a second. This novel pulses and throbs with a story that proves both vulnerable and heart breaking. Brilliantly written, utterly entertaining and un-put-downable,
is one of those novels of the year that cannot be missed. STUNNING — 5 STARS.”
—The Review Broads
“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.
is one of those books. Mr. Leibowitz’ book kept me glued to its pages. 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.
by William R. Leibowitz is destined to be a best seller. I gave it one of my very rare A+ ratings. This is a dramatically superior novel.”
“The Only Book You Should Be Reading Right Now—
by William R. Leibowitz. I had put off reading
until my son left town for school because I had a feeling it was going to entrap me. There was something about the way the eyes on the cover kept staring at me that I knew there was no way I was going to put the book down. I was right, it was spell-binding from the very first sentence.
began with a horrifying jolt that sent you on a page turning thrill ride that not even the ending could release you from.
William R. Leibowitz is a mastermind storyteller and his lead character, Robert James Austin, becomes so alive on the pages. The aching realness of him is what sets this book apart from other stories with superheroes or anti-heroes. His feelings of inadequacy, abandonment and betrayal are all too real to those of us who understand those feelings. And for some of us, what it feels like to get lost in the madness of our own mind and the inescapable nightmares we find waiting in the dark.
This book is incredible. It could have ended cheesy, it could have ended overdone or a hundred different things… but William Leibowitz ended it spectacularly. I was very pleasantly surprised and excited, so much so that I still haven’t been able to get the story out of my head. Get this book!”
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 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. This is an incredible book. I give
—Savannah Mae Blog
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.
presents all this and more.
“Underpinned by a clever and sophisticated plot, high voltage superhero action makes for a genre busting thriller in
by author William R. Leibowitz. A highly original and absorbing read, he brings a unique literary voice. Writing with an acerbic pen and an exacting eye for detail, Leibowitz gives the protagonist, Robert James Austin, real room to grow. This creates a true sense of place and purpose into which Austin must ultimately decide where he fits and provides for some splendid twists to his tale.
Superbly written, and faultlessly executed,
will raise much interest in Leibowitz and rightly single him out as an author to watch. Definitely deserving of a place on your bookshelf, it is recommended without reservation!”
“Have you ever read a book that left you in a stunned silence? No? Then read
by William R. Leibowitz.
As I sit here, I go back through what I have just read. If you haven’t read
than you probably have no idea what I am going through. What book has that kind of power? None besides this one that I have just read.
is absolutely amazing and full of insight. I have no idea where to even start reviewing it. I feel like this book reviews itself in the title alone. This is a great story. I have been seriously stunned into silence by this book.
will have you look at life in general in a whole new way.”
is a fascinating novel that explores intelligence, corruption, politics and the pharmaceutical industry. This is fiction, but it is timely and will make you think about the real life implications of the questions raised in the novel.
will leave you wondering “what if…”
“This book’s got a great storyline and genius characters. The author has written a truly great novel.
flows, it draws you in, and it finishes strong.
’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,
, 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.”
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
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. This book has emotional heart.”
—Penn Book Review
“With a tremendous amount of medical knowledge included in its pages and a swift-moving plot,
makes for a smashing debut performance by Leibowitz.”
—San Francisco Book Review
“I only put this book down to use the bathroom, it had me reeled in very quickly. If you enjoy suspense and thrillers, then this one should be on your to-read list for sure.”
—Confessions of a Psychotic Housewife Blog
A Selection From The Numerous 5 Star Reviews By Amazon Readers:
“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
“WOW- I am just astonished! Not often do I get to read books I would rate with 5 stars, but this book I would even go higher if they allowed it! What a talented writer and an awesome book. I am giving this book 5 stars. They are HUGE ones though. This is one of my favorite books this year. I am hoping for another from this author. I will eagerly await.”
“This was unbelievably good. I started it late last night could not stop till I reached the end at 4:30 am. Must say it’s an excellent read.”
“I loved everything about this book. I have placed
on the very short list of books that I consider to be really great fiction.”
“Could not put
down! Looking forward to Hollywood making a movie of this book….i hope!!!”