Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
November Third is the second volume in the Gatekeepers of Democracy series by Bill Lewers, a story revolving around election drama and featuring a strong conflict. The story follows Carl Marsden, who joins the team of county “rovers,” the group responsible for testing voting machines and ensuring they are perfect before Election Day. He is a committed and conscientious worker who would leave no stone unturned to make sure his work is perfect. It isn’t long before he spots an anomaly in the system and this could have a great impact on the election results if not corrected quickly. The problem is that no one seems to believe him except his one-time antagonist, Cindy Phelps. Together they struggle to uncover the truth and then race against time to save the integrity of the election.
November Third is well-crafted and the prose is superb. The reader has the feeling of following an actual election preparation. The writing is confident and laced with wonderful descriptions of scenes, setting, and characters. It is well-plotted and the reader is treated to many surprises. I enjoyed the perfect paragraph breaks, the pithy sentences, and the overall dramatic effect of the sentence structure. Bill Lewers writes well and will definitely capture the hearts of readers with the fluidity of his prose and originality in his writing.