The Kingmaker


Fiction - Thriller - Political
128 Pages
Reviewed on 04/29/2018
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Author Biography

Daniel Martin Elliott has spent his entire career in politics and international development. He worked on political campaigns of presidents and prime ministers around the world, as well as congressional campaigns in the United States. After several years in politics, Elliott moved into the field of international development, where he managed projects in over 30 countries. An unabashed nomad with severe wanderlust - or as the Germans say, "Fernweh" - he's been to eighty-one countries and forty-nine U.S. states. North Dakota will soon be conquered.

In 2011, he was nominated by The Diplomatic Courier as one of the “Top 99 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33.” He has been published in Foreign Policy and New Global Citizen magazines, and has been interviewed in newspaper, radio, and television in half a dozen countries.

When he's not traveling or writing, Elliott spends time with his two sons, Maxwell and Alexander. He enjoys camping, fishing, playing the guitar, and chess. He's a die-hard sports fan, supporting all Chicago teams (Cubs, not Sox), and Real Madrid.

Elliott grew up in Chicago and now lives in Washington, DC. The Kingmaker is his first published novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite

The Kingmaker is known for his ability to make sure that the right candidate always wins the election. No matter where they are in the world he can monitor everything necessary to prepare them, but even he can’t be prepared for everything. He can’t be prepared for the relationship between two of his employees, and he definitely can’t be prepared for the assassination attempt that just might change everything. Traveling around the world means a whole lot of mysteries and strange occurrences, and that’s what is happening with Miles’ team. Of course, each case is uniquely different and, when they take on the case of Enrique, hopefully soon to be President of Colombia, they have no idea what to expect. But whether they win the election or not is going to be a runner up to other important factors.

In The Kingmaker by Daniel Martin Elliott, there’s a whole lot of action and a whole lot of amazing things going on. You never know what’s going to happen next and you never know if they’re going to win. With the newest candidate that they need to push into the winner’s circle, it’s a lot of work and it’s intriguing to follow them along. Of course, there’s romance to go along with it and each character is facing their own dilemmas as they try to work their way through life and their family needs. Whether it’s David and Lisa trying to understand their attraction to each other, or Miles trying to understand just what’s happening with John and the CIA, it’s an intriguing process in The Kingmaker by Daniel Martin Elliot.