HAND OF FATE by Lis Wiehl with April Henry

Back of Book:   The second installment in a New York Times best-selling series featuring three professional female crime fighters. Fox News legal correspondent Lis Wiehl teams up with veteran mystery novelist April Henry for this compelling new mystery. Warning: this one’s not for the faint of heart.   Hand of Fate A Triple Threat Novel

When the host of a popular Portland, OR radio talk show is murdered, the Triple Threat Club—a federal prosecutor, an FBI agent, and a journalist—must narrow down the lengthy list of suspects who wanted him dead.

Outspoken radio talk show host Jim Fate dies tragically and dramatically when poisonous gas fills his recording booth while his show, “The Hand of Fate” is on air. In the ensuing panic, police evacuate downtown Portland, leaving FBI Special Agent Nicole Hedges trapped in a high-rise building.
Crime reporter Cassidy Shaw is the only journalist brave enough to report from the scene as chaos overtakes the streets. And federal prosecutor Allison Pierce must rescue a child separated from her family even as she escapes the danger herself.
In the days following Fate’s murder, these three colleagues and friends team up to piece together the not-so public life of Jim Fate in order to uncover the stunning truth of who killed him—and why.
You may be familiar with Lis Wiehl, who appears weekly on The O'Reilly Factor and on other FOX radio and television programs like Fox and Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and Hannity, Alan Colmes, and others. And if you read closely, you may just recognize the inspiration behind Jim Fate, the controversial talk radio host featured in the novel (wink, wink).
Thomas Nelson Fiction’s mission has always been to publish the best possible stories, from the most gifted storytellers, for the widest possible audiences, always written from a Christian worldview. Some of our titles contain overt Christian messages; others, while also written from a Christian worldview, are shelved rightfully in the General Fiction section alongside other bestselling mainstream suspense and mystery writers like John Grisham or Mary Higgins Clark. Hand of Fate is one of the latter, for all readers who enjoy mystery novels in which good wins out over evil.

About the Author:  Lis Wiehl (born August 9, 1961, Seattle, Washington) is a legal analyst for Fox News, joining the network in October 2001. She is an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School, and formerly was an associate professor at University of Washington Law School. She frequently may be heard giving legal analysis on Bill O'Reilly's radio program, "The Radio Factor". She is also a legal commentator for National Public Radio program All Things Considered.
Hand of Fate  is a mainstream suspense/mystery.  It isn't written necessarily from a christian viewpoint.  References to praying, church and God's help are intertwined within the story.  I would label this as a suspense story because Jim Fate dies as a result of a poisonous gas and three friends take on the job of finding the culprit.  Jim Fate is a radio talk show host with "The Hand of Fate Show."  The book's title is a play on words set against the Hand of Fate talk show.   Thus, the suspense of the whole story revolves around who might be next on the list and finding the person responsible for such a devious act.  I love the Triple Threat reference because the three friends began their friendship over a meal and a shared dessert called Triple Threat Chocolate Cake.  My kind of friendship!   There are many twists and turns in this story that keeps the reader guessing and trying to figure "it all out."  The three friends lives are also entangled within the story and makes for a great plot.  This is a 5 star read!  A book you won't want to put down. 
*A copy of this book was sent to me by Thomas Nelson Publishing (BOOKSNEEZE)*

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1 comment:

  1. Now this sounds like a good book two. So far I have three of your books on my "list". I wonder if I could get them at the libray? hummm Keep up the good work in bringing us these very interesting books.
    Aunt Joy