"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Monday, April 5, 2010

Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

A Triple Threat Novel
This is the second Triple Threat Novel. Face of Betrayal out February 2, 2010 introduced readers to the Triple Threat Club. Three women, who went to high school together, connect again after college. Allison Pierce is a federal prosecutor, Nicole Hedges is a special agent with the FBI, and Cassidy Shaw is a crime reporter.

In this “ripped from the headlines” story, Jim Fate, radio talk show hosts for KNWS, in Portland, Oregon, speaks his mind, and lets his listeners know his opinions on everything. His co-host Victoria Hanawa can barely get a word in edgewise. Jim has many callers that call in to spar with him on a daily basis and he receives hundreds of emails. Even gives away a “Nut of the Day” award for the most “out there” email. As most controversial talk show hosts he also receives a fair number of threats, most he doesn’t take seriously, but lately they seem to be getting pretty extreme so he has set up a meeting to discuss them with an FBI agent but the meeting is too late. Fate, who opens all his own mail and one day during a station break he opens up the wrong package, a gas fills the room, he dies within minutes. Luckily the studio is very soundproof and air locked so the gas doesn’t get out to the rest of the studio, but they all evacuate, leaving Fate to die alone, sans one person.

Enter the Triple Threat Club, they try to discover who killed Jim Fate and why. They uncover some stunning truths about Jim Fate’s real life and how close the killer really was.

Lis Wiehl co-hosted with Bill O’Reilly for several years and is a popular commentator on Fox News. Many of the people at Fox are speculating who the character of Jim Fate was based on, and many have written her wonderful reviews for this book.

It is definitely a thrilling book with a nice twist at the end. The characters are very believable, each has a back story all her own. The plot is current, and keeps you turning page after page. These books remind me of the Women’s Murder Club by James Patterson, so if you like those types of mysteries you will definitely like these stories. I can’t wait for the third installment Heart of Ice coming in Spring 2011.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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