Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Runner

The Runner

by A. Wayne Gill

About the book (from the back cover):

Michael Knight had the perfect life - a perfect family, a perfect relationship and a perfect future. He was to follow in his father's footsteps and preach the gospel to the nations. But Michael has a secret...that will take him from being a small-town preacher's kid to the heart of the big city, where everything seems golden, glittery and glamorous. He will obtain the opportunity of a lifetime and he will walk down the corridors of power, influence and wealth. The whole world will be laid at his feet for the taking. But at what cost? Will he trade in all he has been for all he could become? A. Wayne Gill presents a breakthrough novel of suspense, intrigue and spiritual awakening. You will be drawn into the lives of the characters as their worlds collide, forcing them to make decisions that will impact generations. The Runner will grab you from its opening pages and will not let you go.

My take:

I have always enjoyed a good suspense novel. I also enjoy legal drama, so was excited to start reading this book. When I started reading though, I wasn't sure I would be interested in it at all. There were several things that were very distracting and took away from my enjoyment of the book. For one, the point of view changed quite often, sometimes by the paragraph. There were also so many characters, it was hard to keep track of all of them at times. However, the further I read, the more interesting the story became to me. I found myself wondering what would happen to Michael Knight (that name alone was distracting to me, as it is the name of David Hasselhoff's character on the old show Knight Rider). Overall, I am interested to read the next books in what the author said would be a 7 part series. This book has a lot of potential in its story line but I do think it could use some more editing.

I give this book 3 1/2 stars.

About the author:

When he isn't crafting legal dramas, Wayne Gill serves as CEO and Managing Partner of Gill Dion & Forsyth P.A., a law firm with offices in Florida and Georgia that serves some of the top companies in the world, including AT&T, Hilton Hotels Corporation, Sun Trust Bank, and American Express. This husband and father earned his B.A. in English from Trinity College and law degree from George Washington University. His first book, Tales My Grandma Told Me - A Business Diversity Fable, has been referred to as the "Bible" of supplier diversity. Wayne has been recognized among the 50 Most Powerful Black Professionals in South Florida and the Who's Who in Black South Florida. He's received Macy's Crystal Award for Outstanding Minority Business Advocacy, and he's received several honors from NMSDC affiliates and the local Bar Associations. In 2002, he received Northwood University's Arthur E. Turner Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Betterment of Mankind. He is a board member of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County and Secretary of the Board for the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. While practicing law, running a successful law firm, and writing novels keeps him super busy, Wayne is also a passionate, committed co-founder and legal advisor to Oasis Compassion Agency, a non-profit empowerment agency for the disadvantaged.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Glass Road Public Relations. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

1 comment:

  1. Hi Holly: Thank you for reviewing my book. I really appreciate it. Please let me know if you're ever interested in an interview, guest-blogger, etc. Blessings,

    A. Wayne Gill