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Monday, April 5, 2010

Review of Hand of Fate by Lis Wiehl

Hand of Fate (A Triple Threat Novel)How do talk show host deal with death threats? Do they take them seriously? What would they do if a package they are about to open contains explosives or poisonous gas?

Hand of Fate is an inside look at the world of talk show radio, as well as a fast-paced thriller about murder – the murder of an outspoken talk show host who has plenty of enemies. And plenty of enemies means there are plenty of suspects. Was it one of the guests he humiliated? Was it a co-worker who wanted his job? Was it a relationship gone sour?

The intrigue begins in very first chapter and builds to a surprise ending. You won't want to put this book down until you solve the mystery, so prepare to set aside a few hours to finish the book. 

The series, A Triple Threat Novel, features three major characters: Federal prosecutor Allison Pierce, FBI special agent Nicole Hedges and TV crime reporter Cassidy Shaw, all friends from high school who have reconnected as adults. The background stories of these main characters provide depth and interest to the series as they work together to solve the murders.

Although I had not read the first book in the series, I had no trouble understanding the plot of this one. However, I'm sure reading them in order will reveal details that I may have missed.

What I enjoyed most about the book is the fact that the major characters are normal people with normal problems, even the characters who are represented as Christians. There are no easy answers even for the Christians – just faith in a God who is still in control. I’m anxious to read how these three women continue to walk out their spiritual lives, as well as their professional careers. 

Loved the book! Can't wait to read the next in the series.

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