The Shakespeare Incident


Fiction - Thriller - Legal
373 Pages
Reviewed on 11/20/2021
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Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Twins separated at birth are brought together by a UFO incident in the stunning science-fiction novel The Shakespeare Incident by Jonathan Miller. Brought up as a foster child, Denny has lived a hard and lonely life. Believing he is psychic and has a twin sister named Denise, Denny looks forward to a future with a family. One day, Denny Song discovers one of 24 grails from a worldwide contest on the ranch where he works. However, the local sheriff and his deputies stand between Denny and his winnings. A UFO suddenly appears in the night sky above them, illuminating Denny in a beam of light. Instantly, Denny's demeanor alters, and with his eyes closed, he slowly moves towards the officers shooting three of them before collapsing. When the sheriff arrests him, Denny insists they find Denise to counsel him. In a twist of fate, Denise learns Denny's location and about his incarceration. Denise is scarcely a law student, but she resolves to help her brother. Reaching out to her high school mock trial team for assistance, Denise starts putting together her defense. What really happened that night? Was there alien interference, or is Denny mentally compromised?

Set near the Roswell UFO crash site, The Shakespeare Incident by Jonathan Miller is a legal thriller enhanced with a science fiction and paranormal flavor. It is an intriguing fiction tale built on the unidentified fly object sightings reported in New Mexico in 1947. Realistically portrayed, the courtroom scenes are riveting. I appreciate how Mr. Miller incorporates explanations of the laws and rules of criminal procedure in the story and at the end of the book. Even though this book is an episode in the Rattlesnake Lawyer series, the story does very well as a standalone. With an intense plot, a gripping storyline, and fascinating characters, this enthralling novel promises to entertain everyone who enjoys courtroom dramas.