The Speechwriter


Fiction - Literary
334 Pages
Reviewed on 04/29/2018
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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In The Speechwriter by J.P. Maximus, a university's presidential elections are anticipated to become the most memorable until a masked killer begins to target particular students. The election now becomes a racially driven battlefield for the candidates, and they seek out the masters of speech writing. Enter Mark and Jerome, lifelong friends and confidantes, both accomplished, talented and respected speechwriters and now on opposing teams. As the elections loom closer, Mark and Jerome's friendship and ethics are challenged. The question must be asked: what is more important? Their friendship or conquering the other? Both candidates will stop at nothing to win, but who will be left standing at the end? With the killer's identity still unknown, the climactic, sensational election battle will be something no one will ever forget.

If you enjoy a story that has twists, turns and surprises throughout, then The Speechwriter by J.P. Maximus will not disappoint. The way the writer has woven such detail into his characters and story lines is amazing. I was impressed by the way the writer managed to incorporate two protagonists. The plot is full of tension and the relationship between Mark and Jerome was heart-warming. The dialogue was authentic and perfect for each unique character. The author is a true professional at building tension and conflict. A superb story from start to finish. The ending was another clever twist and unexpected. When I thought I knew what was going to happen, the author took me in another direction. I would recommend reading this book more than once because it is so layered. A fantastic read.