WRITTEN BY: WILLIAM R. LEIBOWITZ
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.
REVIEWED BY: APRIL EPLEY
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. Do yourself a favor and pick it up, clear a day or two, and make yourself comfortable with this book. I read this all at one time and well past my bedtime. It was worth it!
This starts out with a man walking in a pretty desolate part of town with a garbage bag in hand. He is thinking to himself of where it all went wrong and how far down him and his high school sweetheart had gone. All the drugs and chaos and it all has led him to what he is about to do. He throws away the bag, later we find out it is a baby boy. Peter and Edith Austin come to the rescue at their social worker friends pleading. Robert James Austin is what they decided to name the baby boy.
Bobby is quite a remarkable young man. At 4 years old his parents take him in to be seen as he is having severe nightmares and he spaces off quite regularly. Bobby amazes doctor after doctor. He ends up in a ‘special’ school (much to his parents sadness) run by the OSSIS. There they help him to learn to use his extreme intelligence. The OSSIS have big plans for Bobby. Bobby’s brain is constantly working and keeping him busy. A lot of the time he is fighting himself. He is so good-hearted. I just love him. There are times you want to give him a hug and cry for and with him.
After his parents pass Bobby decided to go into the medical field. Oh the miracles this boy can do! This is not what the OSSIS had in mind. Bobby wants to help others, cure them, and fix them. He wants to use his intelligence for good, meanwhile there are so many that are against him and out to get him. You will have to read it to see how it all turns out. I loved Dr. Manzini. He treated Bobby like a son. He helped Bobby to see and do what he wanted/needed to. He wanted Bobby to have his own path and not the path that others choose for him. I loved that.
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 book. This is not a cliffhanger but there is room for more. I will eagerly await. Thank you.