Sunday, February 3, 2013

Review: The Runner by A Wayne Gill

The Runner front coverAbout the book:

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?
My thoughts:
 Once I started reading this novel, I couldn't put it down. The twists and turns in the plot kept me engaged and on the edge of my seat.  I loved how he explain legal terms especially how they relate to Christianity. The themes of mercy, grace, and redemption run through the book.It's a modern day take on the Prodigal Son tale from the Bible.  The characters were easy to relate to and the plot was one that could definitely happen in real life. The novel reminds me of works similar to John Grisham. I look forward to reading the next book in the series. 

About the Author:
Wayne Gill
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.
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At February 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM , Blogger Wayne said...

Carol: Thank you so much for reviewing my novel, The Runner. I truly appreciate it. Stay tuned for Book II! Please let me know if you're ever in need of a guest blogger or author interview, etc. Blessings, Wayne


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