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?
The Runner is the first book in A. Wayne Gill's Michael Knight Series. This is the first book by A. Wayne Knight I have had the privilege of reading. The Runner is a well written suspense book that grabbed me from the start and held on to me until the end. Michael Knight is finishing up his college career and is expected to become a youth pastor in his brother's church but dreams of being a lawyer so her applies to law school without telling anyone but his mother. Michael leaves his small town home and goes to New York to attend law school. There Michael learns that no matter where you go, you cannot outrun God and His plans.
I honestly could NOT put this book down once I started it. I have always been a huge fan of legal thrillers/suspense and this one does NOT disappoint. The characters are personable, real people in the real world. I felt like I was there watching the story unfold. The characters are intriguing and personable. I truly felt like part of their world. I cannot wait to read the rest of this seven part series. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys legal thrillers/suspense. A. Wayne Gill will not disappoint.