Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Book Review - The Runner


What happens when a brilliant attorney combines his legal knowledge with his insight into relationship? Well, imagine Nicholas Sparks and John Grisham got together and decided to write a novel. Wayne Gill's The Runner is the story of a preacher's son who foregoes a path to the pulpit for law school in the city.
Michael Knight has the perfect life - a perfect family, a perfect relationship and a perfect future. Groomed to follow in his father's footsteps, Michael's career as a preacher is laid out before him. But he 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. When he gets the opportunity of a lifetime, Michael glimpses a future of power, influence and wealth. The whole world is his for the taking, but at what cost? Will he trade in all he has been for all he could become?
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, SunTrust 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.
All I can say is "Bravo!!"  I have always been a fan of thrillers/mysteries but have found that I couldn't enjoy a lot of them because of the graphic violence and/or sex. This story had all the thrill and mystery and totally kept me enthralled the entire time! This is a wonderful story that not only kept my attention but also had a beautiful theme of God woven throughout it. 
This story was well written and, once I got into the characters, I just couldn't put it down. One twist and turn after another kept me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. I also loved the undertone of God's love for us as shown throughout. 
I liked that the story was so true to life. None of us lives the "perfect life" and we all have family members that disappoint us or challenge us. How Michael and his family handle this makes for a great story that we can all relate to. The story of the Prodigal Son woven through was really well done. 
This was a great book that I know you'll enjoy. It keeps your attention and you truly care what happens to all the characters, plus you're sad when it ends. That, to me, is the mark of a good book. 
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Glass Road Public Relations
Blessings - Julie 

1 comment:

  1. Hello Julie: Thank you so much for reviewing my book, The Runner. I truly appreciate it! Please stay tuned for Part II of the Michael Knight series. God bless, Wayne


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